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Writs of Attachment Against Non-California Residents

In one of our previous blog posts, Schorr Law dealt with using writ of attachments to enable judgment collections.  As a recap, the writ of attachment procedure is one tool that can be used pre-judgment to prevent a defendant from transferring his assets during a lawsuit.  In doing so, a Plaintiff can increase his chance of collecting upon judgment. In addition to asset protection, the writ of attachment procedure can also be used to obtain jurisdiction over nonresident debtors who are not subject to California personal jurisdiction by seizing their property within California.  (See Code Civ. Proc. § 492.050; Nakasone v. Randall (1982) 129 Cal.App.3d 757, 760.)  This type of jurisdiction is called “quasi in rem” jurisdiction. For attachment purposes, a “nonresident” is a natural

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