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Carpenters Pension Fund v. Maryland Department of Health, 12-1480

A federal proceeding that seeks to attach the property of a state to satisfy a debt, whether styled as a garnishment action or an analogous common law writ, violates the Eleventh Amendment, and as such defendant is immune from suit, and the district court's denial of defendant's motion to quash is reversed and remanded with instructions to quash the writ of garnishment.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/26/2013
  • Published 06/26/2013

Judges

  • DIAZ

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

Counsel