Publicado em 02/04/2020

Covid-19 | Because of the coronavirus crisis, Judge rejects request for online attachment

On March 26, 2020 the Judge of the capital of Rio de Janeiro State rejected a request for online attachment of funds in a company’s bank accounts due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

The creditor had requested the online attachment based on a decision rendered by the Rio de Janeiro State Court of Appeals that recognized the occurrence of fraud that justified the attachment of assets of such company.

However, the Judge denied the request considering the possibility of a state of emergency decree and economic crisis in Brazil due to the pandemic, as well as “the manifest difficulty of the Defendant to defend itself in view of the working conditions established by the government”.

The full text of the decision can be accessed here.