What happens when you fail to make court-ordered payments and then Judge Cohn schedules a contempt hearing and specifically orders your appearance, and you fail to show up?
On October 23, 2014, the Court issued an Order Setting Show Cause Hearing on Contempt of Court [DE 35] (“Hearing Order”). In the Hearing Order, the Court set a Contempt Hearing requiring Defendants to show cause why they had not complied with the earlier Stipulated Order and Consent Judgment [DE 32] (“Order and Judgment”) and why the Court should not impose coercive contempt sanctions against Defendants. See DE 35 at 2, ¶ 2. The Court further directed that, “[r]egardless of whether counsel appears for Defendants at the show-cause hearing, Defendant Jacob Howes shall attend the hearing in person.” Id. at 2, ¶ 2. More, the Court warned Defendants that if they “do not appear at the scheduled hearing, the Court will impose contempt sanctions against them by default.” Id. at 2, ¶ 5. Although Plaintiff served Defendants with the Hearing Order, see DE 36, Defendants did not appear at the Contempt Hearing, nor did they otherwise respond to the Hearing Order.Geez, some folks just don't get the message!
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Defendants are notified that Plaintiff retains the right to move this Court for additional sanctions, including coercive imprisonment of Jacob Howes, to make Defendants obey the Order and Judgment.