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USA Statutes : washington
Title : Enforcement of judgments
Chapter : Prejudgment garnishment
RCW 6.26.020Issuance of writ Bond Fee.In all cases of garnishment before judgment, before the writ shall issue, the plaintiff shall pay the fee described in RCW 6.27.060 and shall execute and file with the clerk a bond with sufficient sureties, to be approved by the clerk of the court issuing the writ, payable to the defendant in the suit, in double the amount of the debt claimed therein, or such other amount as the court shall fix, conditioned that the plaintiff will prosecute the suit without delay and pay all damages and costs that may be adjudged against him or her for wrongfully suing out such garnishment.[1988 c 231 19; 1987 c 442 902; 1969 ex.s. c 264 3. Formerly RCW 7.33.030.]Notes:Severability -- 1988 c 231: See note following RCW 6.01.050. RCW 6.26.040Action against plaintiff for wrongful garnishment Damages and attorney's fees.In all actions in which a prejudgment writ of garnishment has been issued by a court and served upon a garnishee, in the event judgment is not entered for the plaintiff on the claim sued upon by plaintiff, and the claim has not voluntarily been settled or otherwise satisfied, the defendant shall have an action for damages against the plaintiff. The defendant's action for damages may be brought by way of a counterclaim in the original action or in a separate action and, in the action the trier of fact, in addition to other actual damages sustained by the defendant, may award the defendant reasonable attorney's fees.[1987 c 442 904; 1970 ex.s. c 61 4; 1969 ex.s. c 264 34. Formerly RCW 7.33.340.]

USA Statutes : washington