Superior Court of the Virgin Islands
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Superior Court of the Virgin Islands

Rule 52. Orders for discovery; supplementary proceedings

(a) In aid of the judgment of execution, the judgment creditor or his successor in interest when that interest appears of record may examine any person, including the judgment debtor in the following manner:

He shall present to a judge of the Territorial Court a petition verified by the oath of such person or his agent or attorney, in which he shall state the amount due on such judgment and his belief that such judgment debtor has property or other things in action over and above such property as is or may be reserved by law.

(b) Upon the filing of such petition, the judge shall make an order requiring the judgment debtor to appear at a time and place specified in such order and make discovery on oath concerning his property and things in action before such judge, an attorney-at-law of this territory, or a law clerk of the Court, to be designated in such order.

The time and place designated shall not be changed, nor shall more than one hearing be held without further order of the court.--Amended May 27, 1965; Oct. 14, 1994, eff. Nov. 16, 1994.

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