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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It should be noted that the Court had granted the bank summary judgment (a ruling in favor of the bank as a matter of law) on a number of the matters in dispute, as well as a pre-judgment writ of attachment on certain assets - primarily real estate - to which the bank, if it prevails, believes it has a strong claim for priority over other creditors.
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.
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.
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.
DVSK"), obtained an ex parte writ of attachment in Korea on approximately $1 million of the stock the Company owns in DVSK.
The writ of attachment establishes the company's legal interest in its assets and also helps to establish priority over other claimants to those funds.
Western Digital delivered a letter of credit in the amount of approximately $25 million in substitution for the writ of attachment.
On August 3, 2004, pursuant to a writ of attachment, the Mr.