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Washington governor extends suspension of consumer garnishment

State Issues Covid-19 Washington Supervision Consumer Finance Debt Collection

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On November 20, the Washington governor issued a proclamation extending a previous moratorium on garnishment for consumer debts until the earlier of December 7, 2020 or the termination of Washington’s Covid-19 State of Emergency. See here, here and here for previous coverage. The suspension applies to garnishment of consumer bank accounts, wages and income to satisfy consumer debt judgments. 

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