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816.04

816.04 Appointment of receiver. A receiver may be appointed but before appointing a receiver the court or judge shall ascertain, if practicable, whether any other supplementary proceedings are pending against the judgment debtor, and if there be any, the plaintiff therein shall have notice to appear and shall have notice of all subsequent proceedings in relation to such receivership. There shall be but one receivership at any time.

816.04 - ANNOT.

History: Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 761 (1975); Stats. 1975 s. 816.04.

816.04 - ANNOT.

Violation of the "one receivership" rule does not create a statutory right of action in a judgment debtor. Candee v. Egan, 84 Wis. 2d 348, 267 N.W.2d 890 (1978).

816.04 - ANNOT.

A receiver's lien is governed by common law, as this section is silent on the subject. The lien is superior against other creditors claims on simple contracts from the time the creditor serves the debtor with notice to appear at supplementary proceedings under ch. 816. No additional steps to perfect the lien are required. Mann v. Bankruptcy Estate of Badger Lines, Inc. 224 Wis. 2d 646, 590 N.W.2d 270 (1999), 98-0888.