Writ of Attachment

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Writ of Attachment

An order by a court to seize an asset. A writ of attachment may be issued if one has been convicted of fraud or some other crime that requires the relinquishment of property. It may also be used while a case is pending in order to freeze the assets of the accused.
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s (OTC:USXP) General Counsel, Chris Gunderson announced today that the Company's attorneys have located assets of the defendants and are proceeding with writs of attachment and garnishment.