Civil and criminal contempt

Following on from earlier court orders obtained by Dr Al Muderis in the matter of Al Muderis v Duncan (No 3) [2017] NSWSC 726, today saw the publication of reasons in the matter of Al Muderis v Duncan (No 4) [2017] NSWSC 1858.

The court held that the second defendant was guilty of criminal and civil contempt in relation to 7 matters and guilty of civil contempt in relation to 4 matters.

The contempt application flowed from “deliberate defiance of Court orders freezing assets and enjoining the second defendant / contemnor from maintaining or publishing certain defamatory imputations” (in online publications).

The matter will be listed for determination of an appropriate penalty at a later date.