State ex rel. Nothum v. Kintz, 333 S.W.3d 512 (Mo. Ct. App. 2011)

A bank in Arizona had obtained a judgment against real estate developers after their business failed.  In the course of its attempt to execute on the judgment in Missouri, the bank sought to compel the developers to testify about their assets.  The developers invoked their federal and state constitutional right to refuse to testify. At the bank’s request, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney granted the developers immunity from prosecution for any information they might be compelled to disclose.  The developers still refused to testify.  The trial court held them in contempt and ordered them jailed.  The Court of Appeals issued a writ prohibiting the trial judge from enforcing his order.  Later the Missouri Supreme Court granted its own writ of prohibition.

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