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.
They cover obtaining a judgement, writs of attachment and their foreign equivalents, amending the judgement, enforcing judgments in the US, judgment debtor examinations, asset investigations and ethical challenges, enforcing US judgement outside the US, and the New World case.
(11) Along with the default judgment, Jerez also applied for various writs of attachment on patents and trademarks that the appellees held at the time of judgment.
Along with the default judgment, Jerez also filed writs of attachment on patents and trademarks held by the Republic of Cuba.
In addition, Steven has considerable experience representing creditors in both pre-judgment and post-judgment remedies, including obtaining writs of attachment, possession, and execution.
The court agreed and quashed the writs of attachment. (26)
It rules that the [Defendant' s] only commercial activities related to the CMS Companies; without writs of attachment, however, the CMS Companies' location in the United States becomes irrelevant and the commercial activities exception does not apply.
(5) To the consternation of successful litigants, however, courts have refused to interpret the FSIA to provide for the enforcement of these judgments through writs of attachment and execution.
1999) (quashing writs of attachment for Iran's embassy and chancery and two bank accounts holding proceeds from the rental of these properties).
For instance, a vendor is barred from seeking or levying writs of attachments or garnishments, and from seeking a judicial lien against the debtor.