Orso v. Souffrant

Filing 35

ORDER granting 34 Motion for Writ of Garnishment. Signed by Magistrate Judge Amanda Arnold Sansone on 3/26/2024. (BEE)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION NATIONAL JUDGMENT RECOVERY, INC., Plaintiff, v. Case No.: 8:21-mc-99-JSM-AAS FRANTZNEY SALOMON SOUFFRANT, Defendant. _________________________________________/ ORDER Nationwide Judgment Recovery, Inc. (NJR) moves the court, under Rule 69 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Florida Statutes § 77.01 et seq., to issue a writ of garnishment against Bank of America, N.A. for a judgment owed by Fantzney Salomon Souffrant. (Doc. 34). Rule 69 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 days and state the 1 amount named in the judgment creditor’s motion. Fla. Stat. § 77.04. On August 14, 2017, the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina entered judgment against the defendant class, including Mr. Souffrant, in the amount of $ 10,289.73, plus accruing postjudgment interest. (Doc. 34, p. 2). According to NJR’s motion, this amount remains unpaid. (Id.). NJR’s Motion for Writ of Garnishment (Doc. 34) is GRANTED. The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to issue the writ of garnishment to the named garnishee using the forms attached to NJR’s motion. (Doc. 34-1). NJR must include with the writ copies of: a. b. c. NJR’s Motion for Writ of Garnishment (Doc. 34), this Order, and The Registration of Foreign Judgment (Doc. 1). ORDERED in Tampa, Florida on March 26, 2024. 2

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