civil contempt

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Noun1.civil contempt - a failure to follow a court order that benefits someone else
contempt of court - disrespect for the rules of a court of law
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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At Blackstable they had always looked upon brewing with civil contempt, the Vicar made little jokes about the beerage, and it was a surprising experience for Philip to discover that Watson was such an important and magnificent fellow.
Bank of China is appealing the civil contempt order and fine.
But add a provision allowing the court to impose civil sanctions for contempt, since civil contempt proceedings traditionally do not carry any right to a jury trial.
He twice found the state in civil contempt and imposed $21 million in fines.
Lady Justice Macur said: "It is inevitable that the husband is, and will be, rightly subject to the opprobrium of this and the lower courts and law-abiding members of the public generally and may be subjected to criminal prosecution, civil contempt proceedings and/or a costs penalty.
Del Gadio was found in criminal and civil contempt after New York State Supreme Court Justice Melvin L.
In the prior case, the lawyer was found in civil contempt in a United States district court "for his disrespectful, accusatory, argumentative, and rude behavior which fell far below the professionalism expected of attorneys of The Florida Bar.
The notice of contempt was issued on the basis of a civil contempt petition filed by the Environment Support Group against the chief secretary earlier.
This Part will discuss the distinctions between civil and criminal contempt, the background of civil contempt in the child support context, the basic facts of Turner's case, and the Court's ultimate decision in Turner.
Facing stiff opposition from the three services, a parliamentary panel has stopped short of giving full powers of civil contempt to the tribunal leaving the serving officers outside its ambit.
They said that the step was taken without consulting marketing companies and it amounted to civil contempt.
Anyone who violates a stay may be charged with civil contempt, and this includes not only the plaintiff or defendant, but also counsel and the judge of a case.