(JAN 25 UPPITY DATE BELOW.)
I was just informed that, pursuant to my collection proceedings against Lloydminster's favourite undischarged bankrupt and village idiot Patrick Ross, the Saskatchewan Sheriffs are turning over to my crack, elite and crack legal team several hundred dollars, representing an amount apparently seized sometime between February and August of last year; the time lag is because any collections made pursuant to SK's "Enforcement of Money Judgments Act" (EMJA) are required to be held for a period to give the seizee (in this case, Lord Baron Twatrick von Loadenhosen) the chance to object to the seizure, but since Patrick has absolutely zero grounds to fight these collections, it is all eventually turned over to me thusly:
If I read the above correctly, it means that while a grand total of $947.31 was wrenched forcibly from Patrick's sweaty hands, a full $187.75 of that was redirected to the government to reimburse them for their time and efforts in effecting the collection; this means that while Patrick was divested of almost a thousand dollars, he gets credit for only the amount that gets to me: $759.56. And this happens every single time; whenever a collection is made, Patrick loses close to two hundred dollars as the collection fee, and his debt to me is reduced only by the remainder. Simply put, every time I ask the sheriffs to go after his bank account again, it costs Patrick a couple hundred dollars he will never see again on top of whatever else the sheriffs get their hands on.
Oh, and it would appear from the above that, after all that, during that same time period, Patrick's debt to me increased by a whopping $2,871.15. In other words, even as I take Patrick's money, what he owes me grows even faster than what I collect.
If one accepts the evidence, one can safely conclude that Patrick is not getting out of bankruptcy any time soon.
UPPITY DATE: Pursuant to a couple emails I got asking how garnishment proceedings are going against Patrick, they're not as, apparently, garnishment does not work across provincial boundaries so, for the time being, I am content to just ask the sheriffs to occasionally seize what is in Patrick's credit union account.
The awkward consequence for Patrick is that, in order to avoid garnishment enforcement, he is of course required to work out of province, effectively preventing him from returning to any job in Saskatchewan. So, yes, this is the life Patrick has chosen for himself. And to think of the numerous opportunities he had over the years to get out of this inexpensively and get his life back.
The road not taken, I guess.