Bell v. Woods

Filing 64

ORDER granting 62 Motion for Writ of Garnishment. Signed by Magistrate Judge Philip R. Lammens on 2/6/2023. (JWM)

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Case 5:20-mc-00010-JSM-PRL Document 64 Filed 02/06/23 Page 1 of 2 PageID 583 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA OCALA DIVISION NATIONWIDE JUDGMENT RECOVERY, INC., Plaintiff, v. Case No: 5:20-mc-10-JSM-PRL NATHANIEL WOODS, Defendant. ORDER 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 garnishment. Case 5:20-mc-00010-JSM-PRL Document 64 Filed 02/06/23 Page 2 of 2 PageID 584 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. Copies furnished to: Counsel of Record Unrepresented Parties -2-

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