• Current through October 23, 2012

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) "District" means the District of Columbia.

(2) "Foreign judgment" means any judgment, decree, or order of a court of the United States or of any other court that is entitled to full faith and credit in the District.

(3) "Superior Court" means the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

(Oct. 2, 1990, D.C. Law 8-173, § 2(b), 37 DCR 5005.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 15-351.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 8-173, the "Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act of 1990," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 8-56, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 26, 1990, and July 10, 1990, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 18, 1990, it was assigned Act No. 8-240 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.

Uniform Law

This section is based upon § 1 of the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act (1964). See 13 Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on WESTLAW.