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Dorsaneo, Texas Litigation Guide
Copyright 2017, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group.

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Foreign Judgments


Professor William V. Dorsaneo III;; Fred D. Nation, Jr.

Chapter Summary


This chapter from Dorsaneo, Texas Litigation Guide, discusses the procedures for enforcing a judgment of a court in a sister state or foreign country. It covers both the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act (UEFJA) for sister state judgments, and the Uniform Foreign Country Money Judgment Recognition Act for judgments from foreign countries, as well as the use of a foreign judgment in a lawsuit for purposes other than collection of the judgment.

The chapter details the procedures for enforcing judgments under the UEFJA, such as obtaining an authenticated copy of the judgment and filing the copy with the court with appropriate supporting documents. It reviews the procedural requirements for obtaining recognition of a foreign country money judgment. The chapter also addresses the procedures for contesting enforcement of a judgment under the UEFJA and for resisting recognition of a foreign money judgment.

The chapter includes a procedural guide outlining the steps for preparing and filing a document for enforcement under the UEFJA, and for filing a motion to vacate the filing of a judgment from a sister state. It contains illustrative forms, such as certificates of authentication, a notice of filing of a foreign judgment, a motion to vacate the filing of a sister state judgment, a motion for recognition of a foreign money judgment, and a motion to stay enforcement. The chapter also provides a research guide with links to pertinent statutory provisions, procedural rules, case law, law reviews, annotations, and periodicals.

Dorsaneo, Texas Litigation Guide (Matthew Bender) provides a step-by-step guide to civil procedure in Texas, from filing the petition through appellate procedure, with substantive practice-area topics offering legal background, checklists, forms, and research guides. It covers business entity, commercial, real estate, personal injury, family law, and probate litigation, as well as administrative proceedings.


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See Chapter 100 for information on default judgments.

See Chapter 130 for information on motions for judgment.

See Chapter 132 for information on enforcement of judgments.

See Chapter 140 for information on parties resisting enforcement of a foreign judgment.


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