judgment proof
adj.
Describes a person not worth suing for monetary damages because he or she is insolvent, has no property within a jurisdiction, or is otherwise protected from a judgment for money recoveries.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


judgment proof
A condition of having little money and/or property that a creditor who wins a lawsuit could take. A person might be judgment proof because he or she has no property and no steady income. Even a person who owns property might be judgment proof if all of the property is exempt and, therefore, can't be taken by creditors.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


judgment proof
adj. Of a defendant, that he or she has no assets against which a judgment may be executed.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


judgment proof
A term used to describe an individual who is financially unable to pay an adverse court decision awarding a sum of money to the opposing party.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


judgment proof
A term used to describe an individual who is financially unable to pay an adverse court decision awarding a sum of money to the opposing party.

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