Garnishment under foreign judgment: Liability for failure to comply with Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act.
Any judgment debtor who is a resident of this State and who maintains an account or any other property at a branch of a financial institution located in this State or whose earnings are derived from employment in this State may bring a civil action against a judgment creditor under a foreign judgment if the judgment creditor, without satisfying the requirements of NRS 17.330 to 17.400, inclusive, has obtained a writ of garnishment to satisfy all or part of the foreign judgment from:
The earnings of the judgment debtor derived from employment in this State; or
Money in the account or any other property maintained by the judgment debtor at a branch of a financial institution located in this State.
A judgment debtor who prevails in an action brought under this section may recover from the judgment creditor damages equal to two times any amount paid to the judgment creditor under the writ of garnishment. If the judgment debtor prevails in an action brought under this section, the court must award reasonable attorney’s fees and costs to the plaintiff.
As used in this section, “foreign judgment” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 17.340.