Even appellate courts sometimes disregard the operative language of a problem in order to achieve the result they want. A recent example is State v. Crombie, 267 Or. App. 705 (2014), which is a contempt action arising from a Family Abuse Prevention Act (“FAPA”) order and a divorce.
In Crombie the wife had obtained what the court described as “a standard-form FAPA order that prohibited her husband, the defendant, from, “‘intimidating, molesting, interfering with … Read more