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What is the nature of the claim?

Do you have any assets the plaintiff can attach or garnish?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
patient claims injury during tooth extraction. I have no assets.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have read the depositions of plaintiff and dentist I assisted. Full of errors and falsehoods. I was nit covered by insurance.

Thank you for the additional information.

If you allow the plaintiff to get a default judgment then they will have the right to go after any property, accounts, wages, etc., to be seized and auctioned off until the judgment is paid.

However, if you have no assets, you may be what we refer to as "judgment proof". That means that it does not matter if they get a judgment because there is nothing the plaintiff can have seized to satisfy it.

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How does the court determine my assets?

Anything titled in your name. Bank accounts, real estate, jewelry, etc.

If you are in title then it is your asset.

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