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I purchase the subscription due to the excellent response I received from you. Thank U very much

Thank you very much also, Annie. Please allow me to try to assist you further.

You generally cannot file for punitive damages--what you can do is file a motion to compel, which is a request to the judge to evaluate the information and the initial order, and force the other party to respond. Then, if the party fails to respond, you could then file a petition for contempt of court order and then request that the judge find them in contempt. The judge, solely at his discretion, can then choose to potentially admonish, fine, or even jail the other person for their lack of compliance with a court order. But you cannot seek punitive damages (those are damages meant to punish) as those are granted at the discretion of the judge.

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