Nevada Remedies; Special Actions and Proceedings

Sec. § 31.320
Judgment against garnishee on failure to answer; relief from judgment.


If the garnishee has been duly served with the writ of garnishment and interrogatories, and been paid or tendered the fee of $5, and the fact of the payment or tender is duly certified by the officer who served the writ over the officer’s official signature, or that fact is made to appear by the person serving the writ under oath, but the garnishee fails, neglects or refuses to answer the interrogatories within the time required, the court shall, upon application therefor by the plaintiff with at least 5 days’ notice of the hearing upon the application given to each defendant who has appeared in the action, enter judgment in favor of the defendant for the use of the plaintiff against the garnishee for:


The value of the property or amount of money specified in the writ of garnishment; or


If the garnishment is pursuant to NRS 31.291, the amount of the lien created pursuant to that section.


On motion and upon such terms as are just, the court may relieve a garnishee defendant or the garnishee defendant’s legal representative from any final judgment against the garnishee defendant for the same reasons and upon the same terms and conditions as provided for by rule of court for relief from a judgment or order in civil cases.

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Feb. 5, 2021