Bell v. Woods
ORDER granting 62 Motion for Writ of Garnishment. Signed by Magistrate Judge Philip R. Lammens on 2/6/2023. (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 motion 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 a writ of garnishment as to Regions
Bank. (Doc. 62). 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 writ of garnishment and suggests that the 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
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Accordingly, upon due consideration, Plaintiff’s motion for issuance of writ of
garnishment (Docs. 62) is GRANTED, and the Clerk is directed to issue the Writ of
Garnishment (including the Notice and Claim of Exemption) attached to the motion. Plaintiff
must fully comply with all notice requirements of §77.041, Florida Statutes.
DONE and ORDERED in Ocala, Florida on February 6, 2023.
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