FTC Can Collect On Civil Contempt Debt, 11th Circ. Says

Law360, Miami (June 6, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday rejected the argument of former debt collectors that a district court erred when it converted an equitable disgorgement ruling against them into a standard money judgment in a $40 billion Federal Trade Commission Act case.

The three-judge panel focused in its opinion on the district court's broad discretion regarding compensatory civil contempt sanctions and said that the conversion, which the panel determined to be an issue of first impression, did not result in a remedy that was inconsistent with the original...
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