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Real Property – Criminal Practice – Contempt – TRO – Court Filing & Contact with Appraiser (access required)

Branch Banking & Trust Co. v. Harris A temporary restraining order enjoined plaintiff from recording documents in the chain of title of a certain lot without permission of the court. Plaintiff willfully violated the TRO when she (1) found a motion and order setting aside a foreclosure in another case, (2) typed up a similar motion and order applicable to the lot at issue, (3) hired an attorney to put his name on the motion and order and to file them with the clerk of court, and (4) waited at the clerk’s office for the papers to be signed.

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