United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN
PART DEFENDANT MARTIN KARO'S MOTION TO DISSOLVE WRITS OF
GARNISHMENT, (DOC. 87)
COHN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
a garnishment action stemming from a business deal gone awry.
The parties were partners in a failed venture to build a
medical marijuana greenhouse.
January 6, 2017, the Court entered a consent judgment against
defendants, including Martin Karo, in the amount of $300,
000, (Doc. 26). Plaintiffs have received $50, 000 of that
judgment and been trying to collect on the rest.
April 20, 2017, plaintiffs issued a “Request and Writ
for Garnishment” to Wells Fargo and Bank of America for
accounts of defendant Martin Karo, (Docs. 48, 56).
a Pennsylvania resident, as is his wife and two children. He
had bank accounts in Pennsylvania with Wells Fargo and Bank
of America. These banks, like many, have branches in
2, 2017, Bank of America filed a garnishee disclosure that it
owed Karo $7, 306.02, (Doc. 42). On May 3, 2017, Wells Fargo
filed a garnishee disclosure that it owed Karo $7, 676.01,
KARO'S MOTION TO DISSOLVE WRITS OF GARNISHMENT
10, 2017, Karo filed a motion to dissolve the writs of
garnishment as to Wells Fargo and Bank of America, (Doc. 87),
to which plaintiffs responded, (Doc. 90). The Court held a
hearing on May 11, 2017. According to the parties'
representations, Karo's accounts consist of:
• a joint checking account with his wife at Wells Fargo
• two joint checking accounts with his son at Wells
Fargo (~$200 each)
• a joint checking account with his daughter at Wells
• an individual checking account at Bank of America
filed a reply, (Doc. 109), and, with the Court's leave,
plaintiffs filed a surreply, (Doc. 116), to ...