Thunder Studios Inc (California) v Kazal (No 2) [2017] FCA 202

CONTEMPT OF COURT – sentencing – where respondent found guilty of four charges of breaching mandatory orders and two charges of bringing improper pressure on a party and party’s lawyer – whether necessary to include in charge allegation of contumacious and wilful disobedience of court order – findings of acts of public defiance of a court order – where contemnor undischarged bankrupt and had provided no information about financial position or resources to trustee in bankruptcy or for sentencing hearing – whether fine, suspended sentence of imprisonment or imprisonment appropriate – where contemnor expressed no remorse or acknowledgment of responsibility 

Mark Polden appeared for the applicants