writ of attachment

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writ of attachment

n. a court order directing a sheriff (or other law enforcement officer) to seize property of a defendant which would satisfy a judgment against that defendant. (See: attachment)

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There are deeds of trust, mortgages, certificates of release, transfers, judgments, foreclosures, writs of attachment, orders of sale, tax liens, petitions for letters of administration, and decrees of distribution.
In addition, Steven has considerable experience representing creditors in both pre-judgment and post-judgment remedies, including obtaining writs of attachment, possession, and execution.
24, 2001, the trial court granted Cirrus Logic's application for writs of attachment against Western Digital and its subsidiary in the amount of approximately $25 million.