The purpose of this note is to reexamine the practice of wage garnishment in Washington in light of the three major developments in the law since the Empirical Study—the enactment by Congress of the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act, the enactment by the Washington Legislature of a new garnishment act, and the Supreme Court's decision in Sniadach v. Family Finance Corporation. The major emphasis will be on the Washington Garnishment Act, to determine how it comports with the constitutional restrictions on prejudgment garnishment set forth in Sniadach, and to measure its effectiveness as a remedy for the problems which existed in the past
Creditor-Debtor Law—Wage Garnishment in Washington: A Postscript—Washington's New Garnishment Statute.—Ch. 264, Wash. Laws of 1969 and Ch. 61, Wash. Laws of 1970 (RCW Ch. 7.33),
46 Wash. L. Rev.
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