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[77 STAT. 551]
[77 STAT. 551]
PUBLIC LAW 88-000—MMMM. DD, 1963

77 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 88-241-DEC. 23, 1963

the plaintiff recover from the garnishee and his surety or sureties the value of the property, not exceeding the plaintiff's claim, the judgment to be entered satisfied if the property is forthcoming and delivered to the marshal, undiminished in value, within ten days after the judgment; otherwise, execution thereon may be had against the garnishee and his surety or sureties; and if the property is so delivered to the marshal the same shall be sold by him under fieri facias to satisfy the judgment of condemnation. § 16-528. Judgment protects garnishee A judgment of condemnation against a garnishee, and execution thereon, or payment by the garnishee in obedience to the judgment or an order of the court, is a sufficient defense to any action brought against him by the defendant in the action in which the attachment is issued, for or concerning the property or credits so condemned. § 16-529. Attachment in actions for fraudulent conveyances (a) Where the ground upon which an attachment is applied for is that the defendant has assigned, conveyed, or disposed of his property with intent to hinder, delay, or defraud his creditors, the attachment may be levied upon the property alleged to be so assigned or conveyed in the hands of the alleged fraudulent assignee or transferee, as a garnishee. (b) The garnishee may have the same benefit of section 16-506 as the defendant in the action. If the court is of the opinion, upon the hearing of the affidavits filed, that the attachment ought not to have issued or to have been levied on the property claimed by the garnishee, the attachment may be quashed as to the garnishee and the levy set aside. (c) If the levy is not set aside, the garnishee may answer that he was a bona fide purchaser from the defendant for value without notice of any fraud on the part of the defendant, and the answer shall be held to make an issue, without any further pleading in reply thereto; and issue may be tried as directed by section 16-520. (d) When the issue is found in favor of the garnishee, judgment shall be rendered in his favor for his costs and a reasonable attorney fee. When the issue is found against the garnishee, but judgment in the action is rendered in favor of the defendant, the attachment shall be dissolved, arid garnishee shall recover his costs. (e) When the issue is found against the garnishee and judgment in the action is rendered in favor of the plaintiff against the defendant, or the defendant, not being found, has failed to appear in obedience to the order of publication against him, and when it appears upon the verdict of a jury that the claim of the plaintiff against the defendant is well founded, a judgment of condemnation of the property attached shall be rendered, as directed by section 16-524 (c). § 16-530. Time for trial of issues AH issues raised by answers to the attachment, in any case, may be tried at the same time as the issues raised by the pleadings in the action, or separately, as may be just. § 16-531. Attachment dockets; index of attachments The clerk of the court shall keep an attachment docket, in which, as well as in the regular docket, shall be entered all attachments levied upon real estate, with a description, in brief, of the real estate so levied upon. The attachments shall be indexed in the names of the defendant and of any person in whose possession the estate may have been levied upon.