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In re: Bradley, 08-50587

In bankruptcy trustee's appeal from a ruling of the bankruptcy court, affirmed by the district court, holding the trustee's predecessor in contempt of court and imposing monetary sanctions, the order is affirmed where: 1) the remedial civil contempt power extends to defiance of a bankruptcy court injunction whose terms are known, but which has not yet been formalized as required by procedural rules; and 2) the lack of agreement between the opposing parties briefing the motion for injunction did not render the resulting ruling unclear.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/12/2009
  • Published 11/12/2009

Judges

  • JENNIFER W. ELROD, Circuit Judge:, Before BARKSDALE, DENNIS and ELROD, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Eric Jay Taube (argued), Sarah J. Starnes, Hohmann, Taube & Summers, L.L.P., Austin, TX, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Michael Paul Massad, Jr. (argued), Winstead, P.A., Jarrett Lee Hale, Jesse Tyner Moore, Hunton & Williams, L.L.P., Dallas, TX, for Appellee.