An asset search often means the difference between getting awarded and getting nothing.
When a 1 million dollar judgement was awarded to our client in court, the defendant turned to the other side and said “pigs will fly before you actually collect any money from me”.
Our private investigators performed an asset search and discovered an account with over a million dollars in it.
From there, the lawyers provided a writ of attachment, served it, and a 1 million dollar check was then given to the client.
A transcript of the video follows:
One of the more interesting cases we’ve had with respect to asset searches is that we got a verdict for one million dollars in the Orange County court in a civil case. And after the lawyers had won that case, the defendant turned to one of the investigators and said, “pigs will fly before you actually collect and money from me”.
And so, that was kind of about all the incentive we needed, and it also told us that maybe he does have money, and he didn’t think that the client would have the fortitude or we would have the smarts to find the money.
It was very gratifying to do a simple bank search under the rules and regulations of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley bill, and to actually find in excess of one million dollars in one of his accounts.
So simply, the lawyers then got a writ of attachment, they went down and served that, and they actually gave us a check for one million dollars, which we gave to the client.