Case Caption: The Estate of Martin L. Ludington (Appellant/Plaintiff) v Yusef I. Jaber, et al (Appellees/Defendants)Case Number: S. Ct. Civ. No. 2010-0036Date: 03/22/2011Author: Cabret, Maria M. Citation: Summary:

The Supreme Court holds that an interest in an ongoing lawsuit is a "thing in action," which is a species of personal property that can be executed on and subjected to marshal's sale in the Virgin Islands. Additionally, the Court holds that, on their face, the execution procedures for a "thing in action" in the Virgin Islands do not violate the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Therefore, the Superior Court erred when it denied the appellant's request for a writ of execution on appellee's interest in an ongoing lawsuit. The Supreme Court reverses the Superior Court's order denying the writ of execution.

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