PC MANUFACTURER, Lenovo, has earned the ire of honorable Christine Moruza, a California Superior court judge, in recent days. It appears that a $10,000 US bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of an individual who was acting on behalf of the corporation.
The warrant was issued on the basis that the corporation failed to appear at an Order of Examination hearing on October 5, 2007. An Order of Examination is conducted to allow a creditor to discover assets and bank accounts of a debtor.
If the defendant shows up with the proper information the creditor can leverage the information to collect the judgment directly by levying bank accounts or placing liens on property.
According to the California Court's Self Help Website, "If you [debtor] fail to appear and have not paid the judgment, including post judgment costs and interest, a bench warrant may be issued for your arrest, you may be held in contempt of court, and you may be ordered to pay penalties."
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