garnishment : Definition, Usages, News and More

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gor nish muhnt

  • n  a court order to an employer to withhold all or part of an employee's wages and to send the money to the court or to the person who won a lawsuit against the employee

  • Garnishments were limited to 10% of anything over $30, and employers were barred from firing workers because of the first garnishmenta widespread practice.
  • Wisconsin's garnishment statute, similar to those in 16 other states, allows a creditor to tie up as much as 50% of a salary earner's wages even before a debt has been proved.
  • McDermott had complained to colleagues about the garnishment and had asked for a cash advance a week before Christmas.
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  • Jejomar Binay in Sun.Star
    Debt purchasers like the Cavalry companies have flooded the West Virginia courts with suits against financially unsophisticated consumers that often end in default judgments, garnishment of wages, and liens on homes -- even without actual proof of... Darrell McGraw Charleston Gazette Jun 4, 2010 41150 52775 garnishment Government funds are not subject to garnishment because (these are) used for public services. Garnishing them would impair the delivery of these services," Binay said.

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