Contempt

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Can an Appeal be Dismissed because the Appellant has Refused to Comply with Court Orders?

I have been appointed receiver in a case involving contentious litigation over a business. The defendant has appealed my order of appointment. The defendant has also repeatedly violated the injunction issued along with my...more

Federal Circuit Reverses a District Court Contempt Finding Against Inventor of Energy IP

Yesterday, the Federal Circuit reversed an Eastern District of Virginia judgment finding inventor Leif Hauge in contempt for violating a 2001 settlement agreement with his ex-employer, Energy Recovery, Inc. The district court...more

Not So Fast … New Claim Construction Required Contempt Proceeding - Proveris Scientific Corp. v. Innovasystems, Inc.

Applying the TiVo standard on finding of contempt when an infringer releases a new or modified product, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated the district court’s contempt order, concluding that a new...more

SEC Not Kidding about Subpoena Enforcement Actions, Obtains Coronati’s Arrest

Here’s one of the questions I get from some individual clients when they receive subpoenas from the SEC: Could I get arrested over this? Well, no. First things first – The SEC has civil authority, not criminal authority. ...more

The GPMemorandum - Issue 177

In This Issue: - Washington Federal Court Denies Motion To Hold Defendants In Contempt Of Consent Judgment For Trademark Infringement: A federal judge in Seattle has denied a franchisor’s motion for a contempt...more

Spendthrift & Discretionary Trusts in Florida: Further Analysis of Berlinger v. Casselberry

In Berlinger v. Casselberry, Case No. 2D12-6470, 6 (Fla. 2d DCA Nov. 27, 2013), the Florida Second District Court of Appeal upheld a writ of garnishment issued by a trial court against the trustee of a discretionary trust...more

Best v. Cox: Motions to Remove Counsel and Receive Security for Costs

In Best v. Cox, Justice Feldman of the Ontario Court of Appeal considered two motions related to appellate practice. The appeal emerged from a finding of civil contempt. The first motion was brought by the appellant to remove...more

Advertising Law -- Nov 27, 2013

FTC Shoots Down COPPA Compliance Request Based on Social Networking - The Federal Trade Commission has denied an application from AssertID seeking the agency's approval of a proposed method of verifiable parental...more

Kevin Trudeau off to jail (hopefully) – when law is the only remedy for fraud

Recently, Slate.com posted an article on Kevin Trudeau’s most recent $37 million fine, and likely imprisonment for contempt of court when this notorious snake oil salesman doesn’t pay up. This article, titled “Kevin Trudeau:...more

Protecting Client Confidences “At Every Peril”

California expects a lot from attorneys when it comes to client confidences and the attorney-client privilege. - Evidence Code Section 955 imposes an affirmative duty on every lawyer who received or made a...more

Rich v. Fuqi Int'l Inc., C.A No. 5653-VCG (Del. Ch. June 12, 2013) (Glasscock, V.C.)

In this letter opinion, the Court of Chancery found that Fuqi International, Inc. (“Fuqi”) was in contempt of two Court orders requiring the corporation to hold an annual stockholders’ meeting and appointed a receiver to...more

Kansas Juror Found in Contempt for Online Comments During Trial

Two years ago, we anticipated a growing problem with jurors who disregard trial judges’ instructions concerning Internet use. In July 2011, we reported on the first known prosecution of a juror in Great Britain for...more

Patton Boggs Reinsurance Newsletter - June 2013: Parties Must Litigate Disputes After Connecticut Federal Court Declares Void...

Arrowood Indem. Co. v. Trustmark Ins. Co., No. 3:03cv1000 (JBA), 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46566 (D. Conn. Mar. 29, 2013). A Connecticut federal court denied a cedent’s motion for judgment and contempt against a reinsurer...more

Directors Found To Be In Contempt Ordered To Pay $96,000 In Legal Fees

We previously blogged about the Boily case involving a dispute between some owners and the directors of a Condominium complex in Ottawa. This dispute revolved around the proposed alteration of the condominium’s courtyard. ...more

Directors Found To Be In Contempt Of A Court Order

In a previous post, we reported on the Boily v. CCC 145 case, where a board of directors was ordered to reinstate the prior landscape of the condominium courtyard and to personally pay a substantial portion of the legal...more

When in Doubt, File a Motion: Trends Concerning Automatic Stay Violations

Bankruptcy filings in Virginia, and nationwide, declined significantly in 2012, and it appears the decline is continuing in 2013. However, thousands of cases continue to be filed, and it is important for practitioners to...more

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Sustains Required Records Exception to the Fifth Amendment

On February 7, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia holding that the Required Records Exception overrides a...more

Bank Held in Contempt for Failing to Return Collateral Repossessed Before Bankruptcy

Most lenders know that a bank cannot repossess collateral after a borrower files bankruptcy unless the bank first obtains relief from the automatic stay. But can a bank retain collateral that it repossessed before the...more

Rogers Towers: Using Contempt Power to Force Repatriation of Offshore Trust Assets

Offshore asset protection trusts (OAPT) typically have the following characteristics: (1) the trust is governed by the laws of a foreign jurisdiction that does not recognize the judgments or orders of courts of the United...more

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