writ of execution

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writ of execution

The vehicle for seizing property in order to satisfy a judgment. The rules are different in every state but can be determined by inquiring at the clerk's office where one ordinarily files lawsuits.

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Any attorney who has tried to check a client's writs of execution on file with a sheriff knows the value of indexing by judgment creditor names.
The new system is slated to be up and running by October 1, 2001, at which time Sheriffs around the state will cease individually docketing writs of execution.
NEW YORK -- New York law firm Milberg LLP announced today that it has obtained a restraining order and writs of execution against several dozen New York financial institutions to block the transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars of assets assertedly held on behalf of the Banco Central de la RepAblica Argentina and the Argentine government.