Bell v. Woods
ORDER granting 58 Motion for Writ of Garnishment; granting 59 Motion for Writ of Garnishment. Signed by Magistrate Judge Philip R. Lammens on 1/19/2023. (JWM)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Case No: 5:20-mc-10-JSM-PRL
This matter is before the Court on the motions of Nationwide Judgment Recovery,
Inc. as assignee of Plaintiff Matthew E. Orso, in his capacity as court-appointed successor
receiver for Rex Venture Group, LLC (“Plaintiff”) for issuance of writs of garnishment as to
Bank of America, N.A. (Doc. 58) and Truist Bank (Doc. 59). On August 14, 2017, Plaintiff
obtained a judgment in the United States District Court for the Western District of North
Carolina against each member of a Defendant class, including Defendant Nathaniel Woods
in the amount of $ $642,844.62.
Plaintiff registered the judgment with this Court. (Doc. 1). The judgment remains
unsatisfied. Now, Plaintiff moves for the writs of garnishment and suggests that each
Garnishee may have in its possession and control certain monies or property belonging to
Defendant sufficient to satisfy the judgment in whole or in part. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P.
69, the Court must follow state law regarding garnishment procedures. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 69.
Chapter 77 of the Florida Statutes prescribes the procedure for issuance and enforcement of
writs of garnishment.
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Accordingly, upon due consideration, Plaintiff’s motions for issuance of writ of
garnishment (Docs. 58 & 59) are GRANTED, and the Clerk is directed to issue the Writs of
Garnishment (including the Notice and Claim of Exemption) attached to each motion.
Plaintiff must fully comply with all notice requirements of §77.041, Florida Statutes.
DONE and ORDERED in Ocala, Florida on January 19, 2023.
Copies furnished to:
Counsel of Record
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