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Tort Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Oumano, Emily


AC45401 - Lafferty v. Jones (“The defendant Alex Jones appeals from the judgments of the trial court, Bellis, J., granting the joint motion for contempt filed by the plaintiffs for the defendant’s violation of the court’s orders to attend a deposition scheduled on March 23 and 24, 2022. On appeal, the defendant claims that the court (1) abused its discretion by holding him in contempt of court for failing to appear at his deposition after the court was provided an affidavit and two letters from his physicians attesting that he was too ill to attend the deposition, and (2) violated his due process rights by not requesting additional information from his physicians regarding his medical condition prior to holding him in contempt. We affirm the judgments of the trial court.”)