2715.01 Grounds of attachment.

(A) An attachment against the property, other than personal earnings, of a defendant may be had in a civil action for the recovery of money, at or after its commencement, upon any one of the following grounds:

(1) Excepting foreign corporations which by compliance with the law therefore are exempted from attachment as such, that the defendant or one of several defendants is a foreign corporation;

(2) That the defendant is not a resident of this state;

(3) That the defendant has absconded with the intent to defraud creditors;

(4) That the defendant has left the county of the defendant's residence to avoid the service of a summons;

(5) That the defendant so conceals self that a summons cannot be served upon the defendant;

(6) That the defendant is about to remove property, in whole or part, out of the jurisdiction of the court, with the intent to defraud creditors;

(7) That the defendant is about to convert property, in whole or part, into money, for the purpose of placing it beyond the reach of creditors;

(8) That the defendant has property or rights in action, which the defendant conceals;

(9) That the defendant has assigned, removed, disposed of, or is about to dispose of, property, in whole or part, with the intent to defraud creditors;

(10) That the defendant has fraudulently or criminally contracted the debt, or incurred the obligations for which suit is about to be or has been brought;

(11) That the claim is for work or labor.

(B) An attachment shall not be granted on the ground that the defendant is a foreign corporation or not a resident of this state for any claim, other than a debt or demand arising upon contract, judgment, or decree, or for causing damage to property or death or personal injury by negligent or wrongful act.

(C) An attachment against the personal earnings of a defendant may be granted only after a judgment has been obtained by the plaintiff and only through a proceeding for garnishment of personal earnings in accordance with Chapter 2716. of the Revised Code.

(D) An attachment against the property, other than personal earnings, of a defendant may be accomplished prior to the entry of judgment only pursuant to an attachment proceeding under this chapter.

An attachment against the property, other than personal earnings, of a defendant that is in the possession of another person, may be accomplished prior to the entry of judgment only pursuant to a garnishment proceeding under section 2715.091 of the Revised Code and related provisions of this chapter.

(E) An attachment against the property, other than personal earnings, of a defendant that is in the possession of another person, may be accomplished after judgment has been obtained only pursuant to a garnishment proceeding under Chapter 2716. of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 08-15-1996