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Luke Wilson Is Getting $438k From His Former Assistant

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Usually, when you hear of a court case between a celebrity and a former assistant, the financial reward goes to the ex-employee. Not so for Luke Wilson‘s case against his Charles Lodi, Wilson’s old assistant who was caught red-handed racking up over $100,000 worth of charges on Wilson’s credit cards. Now, Lodi will have to pay back over $438,000 after a court ruling in California this week.

A judge awarded Wilson $438k from Charles Lodi — the former employee he sued for using his credit cards to rack up more than $120,000 in vacations, wedding expenses, and cold hard cash.

In the suit, Wilson said he caught Lodi red-handed in 2014 … and they reached a settlement. Lodi was supposed to pay back $75k in 3 installments — but only paid back $15k before he went ghost … fleeing to Utah.

The downside for Luke is Lodi’s still in the wind — he never responded to the lawsuit, and the chances of him actually having the money seem slim to none.

What an idiot. But here’s something that I’ve always wondered about cases like this that maybe you litigious types can tell me: in a lawsuit, when an individual is ordered to pay some obscene amount of money, what happens if they literally don’t have that money to pay? You see cases all the time where someone has to pay, like, half a million bucks but they’re broke as shit. Does the plaintiff just never get the money? Is there some lengthy payment plan, even if they’re only paying, like, $10 a month? Explain it to me!

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  • It depends on the situation, but most people just end up making lengthy repayment options or filing for bankruptcy. More often the latter if the debt can be discharged.

  • It may depend on the state, but where I live, if person gets a judgment against another person, you can file certain documents and order he sheriff to take their property, personal and real, and sell it. That money can be used to pay all or a portion of your judgement, or judgments of other creditors. Also, if you have a judgment against someone that owns real estate and the judgment was filed in the county where the real estate is located, if they want to sell it or refinance, in most instances the judgment must be satisfied prior to the sale of the property because the purchaser or bank is not going to want to purchase the property subject to any liens or judgment. But really when it comes down to it, if the person doesn’t have any assets, you’re not going to get any money.

  • Pretty simple, wages will be garnished from any legal form of income you may have kinda like child support and it keeps going till its paid off. You might die still owing some person.