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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In the writ of attachment, the Court ordered that the Sheriff place and attachment on the defendants, properties including vehicles, equipment and any other assets situated, lying and being in Montserrado County and elsewhere in Liberia owned by the defendants named in the case between Henry A.K.
Megatel moved to quash the writ of attachment because of potential double liability, the sovereign immunity of Nicaragua, and the district court's lack of jurisdiction.
(124) After Flatow's earlier writ of attachment for "`all credits held by the United States to the benefit of [Iran],' including U.S.
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.
An ex parte writ of attachment was issued against all the defendants.
Case obtained a writ of attachment to seize the logs in the mill yard, with the intention of stopping operations until Wright paid his taxes.
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."
Courts today will not allow a Writ of Attachment to be issued to a creditor whose security is worth less than the amount owed, if the creditor failed to obtain sufficient collateral in the beginning.
These rights include not only the rights that the Hegnas had already exercised at the time of relinquishment, the rights to obtain a writ of attachment on judgment and to have a marshal levy against the property under that writ, but also rights of 'execution' that the Hegnas had not yet exercised, such as the rights to proceed under that writ of attachment on judgment and, eventually, to have the property sold by the marshals and to receive the proceeds of that sale.
Counsel can go to court to obtain a temporary restraining order (TRO), which freezes the flow of the money, and a writ of attachment, which establishes the company's legal interest in the stolen funds.
The anti-graft court Second Division released its fourth report dated March 18 on the preliminary writ of attachment to place on hold Corona's estate, real and personal properties, as well as cash on bank with total worth of P130.59 million as part of a civil forfeiture case filed against him and his wife Cristina.
When the business failure does not involve a bankruptcy filing, a vendor's prejudgment remedies, such as a writ of attachment or replevin, generally are not successful as the goods of which have already been disposed.