contempt of court

Court upholds $11 million penalty for Iowan’s Facebook attacks on former boss

BY: - May 14, 2021

The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld an $11 million jury award in a libel case involving an Iowan who “doggedly and relentlessly” used Facebook and other social media tools to denigrate a former employer. The case involves an Iowa businessman, Scott Clark, who admitted in court he had a “compulsion” and had repeatedly used […]

Evidence of animals ‘starved to death’ presented in Cricket Hollow case

BY: - January 7, 2021

Investigators tasked with rescuing animals from eastern Iowa’s Cricket Hollow Zoo testified Thursday there was evidence of animals being starved to death or sold online in the weeks leading up to the zoo’s closure in December 2019. The testimony came in the second day of a contempt-of-court trial of the zoo’s owners, Thomas and Pamela […]