Mendez v. Republic Bank

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Citation to Discover Assets
Case Number: 
No. 12-2585
Decision Date: 
July 25, 2013
Federal District: 
N.D. Ill., E. Div.
Dist. Ct. did not err in finding in favor of respondent-bank in instant citation to discover assets proceeding seeking to hold bank responsible for balance of debtor’s $387,931.25 debt to plaintiff where: (1) bank had been served with citation to freeze two banks accounts identified as belonging to debtors; and (2) bank unfroze said accounts that had contained over $700,000 of debtors' money after receiving copy of Dist. Ct. order that identified which of several of debtors’ bank accounts were to remain frozen. While text of Dist. Ct. order could have been more clear, bank could reasonably construe order as allowing it to unfreeze said accounts, where Dist. Ct. had identified specific accounts that were to remain frozen and limited freeze order to said accounts.