Legal Memorandum: Appellate Review of Contempt Order

Issue: What is the scope of appellate review of a contempt order in the Third Circuit?

Area of Law: Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Contempt order; Appellate review
Jurisdiction: Federal
Cited Cases: 47 F.3d 1311
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 04/01/2007

“The imposition of contempt is reviewed under an abuse of discretion standard and will only be disturbed if there is an error of law or a clearly erroneous finding of fact.”  Harris v. City of Philadelphia, 47 F.3d 1311, 1321 (3d Cir. 1995.


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