Rule 3137. Priority of distribution as between competing plaintiffs.
(a) When levies are made against the same personal property under two or more writs of separate plaintiffs, priority of distribution between them of the proceeds of a sheriffs sale thereof shall be determined by the time of delivery of their respective writs to the sheriff for execution.
(b) When property is attached by service upon the garnishee of two or more writs of separate plaintiffs priority of distribution between them shall be determined by the date of service of their respective writs upon the garnishee as to all property then in the hands of the garnishee or coming into the garnishees possession up to time of judgment against the garnishee.
(c) When tangible personal property is both levied upon and attached under two or more writs of separate plaintiffs, priority of distribution as between the levying and attaching plaintiffs shall be determined by the time of delivery of the writ to the sheriff in the case of levy, and from the date of service of the writ upon the garnishee in the case of attachment.
Under Rule 3115(a), a levy under any valid writ constitutes a levy by endorsement under every other valid writ then in the sheriffs hands. For limitations on attachment of tangible personal property see Rule 3108(a).
The provisions of this Rule 3137 adopted March 30, 1960, effective November 1, 1960; amended April 12, 1999, effective July 1, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 2281. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243920).
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