May a religious tribunal threaten an uncooperative party with religious sanctions? Ulman

In Ulman v Live Group Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCA 338, the Court of Appeal of New South Wales considered the question of the extent to which a threat by a religious tribunal of religious sanctions for failing to submit to its jurisdiction that was made against a party to a commercial dispute  constituted criminal contempt of the secular courts.

The appellants were the judges [dayanim] and registrar of the Sydney Beth Din, which heard a commercial dispute arising out of an agreement between Live Group Pty Ltd – of which the second respondent, Reuven Barukh, was a director – and SalesPort LLC, a company registered in Delaware, USA. Continue reading