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Appeals ruling allows courts to make wider use of sanctions in coaxing civil contempt defendants into following orders

In a decision one attorney described as “creative ruling from the bench,” the North Carolina Court of Appeals offered a new tactic for compelling stubborn defendants in civil contempt cases into compliance: Make them pay the plaintiffs directly. Defendants who violate civil no-contact orders are often assessed fines, but in the case of Tyll v. Berry, ...

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