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Space Coast Credit Union v. Walt Disney World Co.

Florida Court of Appeals
483 So. 2d 35 (1986)


Facts

Montgomery worked for Walt Disney World Co. (Disney) (defendant). Space Coast Credit Union (credit union) (plaintiff) obtained a judgment against Montgomery for $1,979. Montgomery executed a wage assignment in favor of the credit union, which directed Disney to deduct $20 a week from his wages and pay it to the credit union. Notice of the assignment was sent to Disney, but Disney refused to comply with it. The credit union sued Disney, seeking compliance with the partial-wage assignment. Montgomery was not joined in the suit. The lower court denied the credit union’s claim, finding that Disney did not have a duty to honor the voluntary wage assignment. The credit union appealed.

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