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garnishment,

in law, means of requiring a third party who holds a debtdebt,
obligation in services, money, or goods owed by one party, the debtor, to another, the creditor. When contested, debts are collected by a civil suit upon which the judge renders a judgment, and an execution is levied on the debtor's property.
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 (including wages) due a defendant to retain the property temporarily. The garnishment consists of a warning, in the form of a judgmentjudgment,
decision of a court of law respecting the issues before it. The term ordinarily is not applied to the decree (order) of courts of equity. The outstanding characteristic of a legal judgment, in contrast to an equitable decree, is its finality and fixity; thus, except
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, to the third party, called the garnishee, not to deliver the goods or money due to the defendant, but to hold them in trusttrust,
in law, arrangement whereby property legally owned by one person is administered for the benefit of another. Three parties are ordinarily needed for the relation to arise: the settlor, who bequeaths or deeds the property for another's benefit; the trustee, in whose hands
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 pending the outcome of the plaintiff's suit. This provisional remedy guarantees the plaintiff at least some recovery if he wins the case.
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in such garnishee statements gave rise to an action in tort for damages.
5) When a court issues the writ, the garnishee will have to surrender the property to the sheriff, who will sell the property in a public auction in order to satisfy the garnishor's judgment.
Indeed, the determination of what property and/or income is exigible to satisfy a judgment debt in New Brunswick requires reference to the Memorials and Executions Act, the PPSA and the Garnishee Act, while factoring in the specific exemptions created by the Pension Benefits Act and the Insurance Act.
of Winnipeg had the right to garnishee funds in a First Nation's off-reserve bank account.
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The garnishee failed to file the necessary affidavit required by state law.
law firm has asked a state court to order the Christian Coalition to pay an overdue bill and garnishee the group's assets if necessary.
2) on April 24, 2003 the Assembly voted down a motion calling on the government to garnishee a portion of their ministerial salaries as part of the repayment of these loans.
After the committee votes to approve the bill, Donohue chats with a legislator about a possible story involving the state's failure to garnishee the income of prisoners for a victims' compensation fund.
106) Problems in this regard arose subsequently when the plaintiffs unsuccessfully sought to garnishee a bank account held to the credit of the union and three of its officers in respect of costs which had been awarded by the court of appeal.