You're probably correct, I've never looked into it, but I'd regard it as wasting court time
and ergo contempt of court. This is just my opinion, but where foot-dragging is clearly
demonstrated AND is clearly foot-dragging, then the party so doing should be held in custody
for a time equal to the time wasted.
Where the foot-dragging is an effort to manipulate the court system by draining the defendent
of resources, that should be considered a criminal act and the custody should be that of jail
until a decision is made as to whether to press criminal charges.
Where the foot-dragging appears to have no actual purpose but appears to be connected with
delusions (real beliefs that have no foundation and would be accepted as impossible by any
reasonable person with exactly the same knowledge in exactly the same circumstance), psychosis
or schizoeffective behaviour (good managers are mildly schizophrenic, studies suggest, but
that does imply they must eventually snap), then the custody should be in a mental facility
until a thorough medical examination can determine the competency of the individual and
whether involuntary commitment may be required.
SCO may well fit in the latter.