This lesson is intended for students who have studied equity and, in particular, in personam remedies in class, and who wish to obtain a further and deeper understanding of the topic.
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Define in personam.
2. Explain the basic distinction between so-called in personam decrees and monetary judgments.
3. Discuss how in personam decrees are enforceable through the remedy of contempt.
4. Provide an example illustrating why in personam remedies are awarded on a discretionary basis.
5. Analyze some of the policy reasons for continuing to distinguish between in personam decrees and monetary judgments.