Obtaining a court judgment against a debtor corporation is only the first step in the collection process. Finding assets to satisfy that judgment is generally the more time consuming and difficult step. Often, the first step in the search is having a representative of the debtor corporation testify under oath at a supplemental hearing to

Judgment creditors in Wisconsin have the right to a supplemental examination of their judgment debtors to obtain information regarding their collectable assets.  This examination may require the debtors to produce records for inspection by the creditor.

In Crown Castle USA, Inc. v. Orion Logistics, LLC, 2009AP3029 (December 7, 2010), an opinion recommended for publication, the Court of Appeals determined that circuits had the authority to require companies related to a judgment debtor to produce records through the supplemental examination process set forth in Chapter 816 of the Wisconsin Statutes.  The claim was made that the judgment debtor in that case may have made fraudulent transfers to a company having common ownership to avoid collection of the judgment.Continue Reading Records of Companies Related to Judgment Debtor may be Reviewed by Creditor