Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part XXXIV — Contempt Motions Continued

New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 86, p. 84, July/August 2014

5 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2014

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Gerald Lebovits

Columbia University - Law School; Fordham University School of Law; New York University School of Law

Date Written: July 1, 2014

Abstract

This article, the 34th in a series on New York civil-litigation drafting, discusses civil-contempt motions.

A court may invoke its civil-contempt powers “only at the instance of an aggrieved civil litigant.” A court has the authority to act on behalf of public justice to exercise its criminal-contempt power. But a court has no authority to exercise its civil-contempt power, sua sponte, “by standing, without invitation, in the shoes of one of the privately interested litigants appearing before it.”

Keywords: New York, litigation documents, drafting, civil contempt

Suggested Citation

Lebovits, Gerald, Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part XXXIV — Contempt Motions Continued (July 1, 2014). New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 86, p. 84, July/August 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2470148

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