What to do about a civil judgment that I was never notified of?

UPDATED: Feb 15, 2012

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What to do about a civil judgment that I was never notified of?

According to court documents I just looked up I had a civil judgment awarded against me 6 years ago for just under $8000. I received no summons or any other papers so I was completely unaware of this. I recently inherited some money and placed it in my savings account which last week was garnished, almost $11,000. According to the bank the garnishment is for just under $15,000. Do I have any legal recourse at this point?

Asked on February 15, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Nevada

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