State ex rel. N.A. v. G.S.


156 Wis. 2d 338, 456 N.W.2d 867 (WI Ct. App. 1990)


Punitive sanctions may not be applied in remedial contempt actions. Contemnor must have some ability to purge contempt. Order that defendant obtain and hold job is erroneous, since hiring defendant requires act of another, and therefore is not in defendant’s control.

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