I had a garnishment against my bank account, and the bank didn't remove any funds when they received it because the balance was negative (about 3 weeks ago). Earlier this week, the bank took part of the amount owed when my check was deposited. Today, I received from the plaintiff a motion they filed with the court to dismiss/non-suit the garnishment. I confirmed with the court the garnishment was dismissed yesterday.
What does this mean? The bank has not yet received the notice of non-suit. Will the funds be returned to me?
If the garnishment was nonsuited, then the bank should be returning your money to you. It is important that you keep in mind that the judgment will still be valid against you unless you contest it. (Do you have grounds to contest the judgment? Were you ever served with the original lawsuit?) Many judgment creditors will sit and wait until you have money in your bank account before trying to garnish a second time.
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