Zurich American Insurance Company v. Staffing Concepts National, Inc. et al
ORDER granting 218 Motion for Writ of Garnishment. Signed by Magistrate Judge Amanda Arnold Sansone on 11/29/2017. (BEE)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
ZURICH AMERICAN INSURANCE
Case No.: 8:14-cv-775-T-23AAS
STAFFING CONCEPTS NATIONAL, INC.,
Before the Court is Plaintiff Zurich American Insurance Company First Motion for Writ
of Garnishment After Judgment (Doc. 218). Plaintiff seeks a writ of garnishment against Cohesive
Networks, Inc. (“Garnishee”).
Rule 69 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides that a money judgment is enforced
by a writ of garnishment. Fed. R. Civ. P. 69(a)(1). “The procedure on execution . . . must accord
with the procedure of the state where the court is located, but a federal statute governs to the extent
it applies.” Id. Florida law provides a right to a writ of garnishment to judgment creditors to help
satisfy a money judgment. Fla. Stat. § 77.01. To obtain a writ of garnishment, the judgment
creditor must file a motion stating the amount of the judgment. Fla. Stat. § 77.03. The writ must
direct the garnishee to answer the writ within twenty (20) days and state the amount named in the
judgment creditor’s motion. Fla. Stat. § 77.04.
On July 21, 2017, Plaintiff obtained a judgment against Defendant Leasing Resources of
America 4, Inc. (“LRA4”) in the amount of $2,801,212. (Doc. 173). The full amount of the
judgment remains due and owing. According to the motion, monies are due and owing from
Garnishee to LRA4 under an asset purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) entered into between
LRA4 and Garnishee. (Doc. 218, Ex. A). Based on the information provided to the Court,
Garnishee has unpaid amounts due to LRA4 under the Agreement. (Id., Ex. B)
Attaching a proposed writ that directs the garnishee to respond within twenty (20) days and
that states the amount named in the judgment creditor’s motion as required by statute, Plaintiff
moves for a writ of garnishment against Cohesive Networks, Inc.
Accordingly and upon consideration, it is ORDERED that:
Plaintiff’s First Motion for Writ of Garnishment After Judgment (Doc. 218) is
The Clerk of Court shall issue a writ of garnishment to the named garnishee using
the form attached to Plaintiff’s motion and the address for the garnishee contained
in the form (Doc. 218, Ex. C). The writ shall include copies of the following:
a. Plaintiff’s First Motion for Writ of Garnishment After Judgment (Doc. 218),
b. this Order, and
c. the judgment (Doc. 173).
DONE AND ORDERED in Tampa, Florida on this 29th day of November, 2017.
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