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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An ex parte writ of attachment was issued against all the defendants.
Prior to Reinholds bankruptcy filing, two other creditors, Zainal and Reiza Mahmood, had obtained a writ of attachment for $195,000 in the home Reinhold and his wife owned as tenants by the entirety, in which they had significant equity.
Case, whose fateful directive required that "Uncle" Neil serve the writ of attachment to Charles T.
12) The Republic of Cuba moved to vacate the writ of attachment, and a magistrate judge found that under the FSIA, the Florida state and district courts lacked the jurisdiction to grant the default judgments and granted the appellee's motions to vacate.
If the writ of attachment issued by the court is allowed to be lifted, prosecutors lamented that "subsequent government victory will be meaningless and empty.
The best feature of the executive proceeding is that creditors get a writ of attachment following the filing of their complaint pleading, which allows them to seize assets from debtors immediately without placing any bond.
Mallegni used "unscrupulous" tactics to ensnare a borrower into a cycle of ever-increasing default interest and late fees, issued the writ of attachment Tuesday.
LNC registered its out-of-state judgment with the Delaware district court, and promptly filed a writ of attachment against Megatel and its two (former) parent companies with the goal of garnishing the funds.
ISSUE: It may surprise many to learn that if an employee has his wages attached or garnished, and his employer, having been duly served with a writ of attachment or garnishment, fails to timely file the necessary affidavit as to the amount of wages on hand at the time of the service of process, the employer can be held responsible for the total amount unpaid on the judgment.
Accordingly, the United States argued that the district court must quash the writ of attachment on Iran's diplomatic properties, which both parties conceded were part of the Iranian embassy within the meaning of the VCDR.
Some states require a preattachment hearing before a court can attach a piece of property, but most will allow the writ of attachment to be issued by a court ex parte and then require a postattachment hearing.
His experience includes representing a pension fund with regard to landlord-tenant disputes for real estate holdings in California, coordinating all forfeiture matters on a nationwide basis for a bank, representing a developer of a $450 million project with post-construction issues, representing a prior land owner in a CERCLA claim, representing a financial institution concerning a commercial loan default and obtaining an $11 million writ of attachment, representing a developer in a land use dispute concerning a conditional use permit, and representing high profile clients in various real estate matters.