Today’s US Marshals Service moment: Writ of Garnishment

Writ of Garnishment

A writ of garnishment is a process by which the court orders the seizure or attachment of the property of a defendant or judgment debtor in the possession or control of a third party. The garnishee is the person or corporation in possession of the property of the defendant or judgment debtor.

Background: In accordance with Rule 64 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a writ of garnishment may be issued pre- or post-judgment, according to state law and practice. The requesting party may be required to provide an indemnity bond and an advance deposit to cover the U.S. Marshal’s estimated out-of-pocket expenses. Under Rule 69 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, any process issued to enforce a judgment for the payment of money is called a writ of execution. Consequently, in federal practice, there are no post-judgment writs of attachment or garnishment. Rather, the writ of attachment is denominated a writ of execution. Regardless of this denomination, however, enforcement of the writ is governed by state law as applicable to the analogous state law writ and procedure. Thus, a writ issued by a federal district court in Florida for enforcement of a judgment by garnishment will be called a writ of execution, but the U.S. Marshals Service will enforce the writ according to Florida state procedures for garnishment. Continue Reading………..

That high pitched squeal brings back bad memories…..

Weather radios across the state have been working overtime the past few days, here on the coast early this morning as the lightning and thunder was rocking and popping from about 2:00 AM to almost daylight.  Human suffering and major damage stretched across the state but Louisville and Tupelo were hit very hard as the following tweets illustrate:

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