• Current through October 23, 2012

A copy of any foreign judgment authenticated in accordance with the laws of the District may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court ("Clerk"). A foreign judgment filed with the Clerk shall have the same effect and be subject to the same procedures, defenses, or proceedings for reopening, vacating, or staying as a judgment of the Superior Court and may be enforced or satisfied in the same manner.

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


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 15-352.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 8-173, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 15-351.

Uniform Law

This section is based upon § 2 of the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act (1964). See 13 Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on WESTLAW.