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Status of Garnishment Cases (1st update)

August 1, 2018

With the ruling of the United States District Court in Strickland v. Alexander, 1:12-CV-02735-MHS (N.D.Ga. Sep 8, 2015) read with the Order and the Amended Judgment both issued October 5, 2015, the constitutionality of the procedure through which garnishment cases against financial institutions

filed under O.C.G.A. § 18-4-60 et seq. (“bank garnishment cases”) are administered throughout the state remains in question. Until the constitutional question is resolved and the rights of the parties to the bank garnishment cases are clarified, the Office of the Clerk of the Magistrate Court of Cobb County (“Clerk of Court”) will follow the protocol set out here...