• Current through October 23, 2012

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) "Foreign country" means a government other than:

(A) The United States;

(B) The District of Columbia, a state, district, commonwealth, territory, or insular possession of the United States; or

(C) Any other government with regard to which the decision in the District of Columbia as to whether to recognize a judgment of that government's courts is initially subject to determination under the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution.

(2) "Foreign-country judgment" means a judgment of a court of a foreign country.

(Feb. 24, 2012, D.C. Law 19-86, § 2(b), 58 DCR 11186.)


Legislative History of Laws

For history of Law 19-86, see notes under § 15-361.

Uniform Law

This section is based on § 2 of the Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act. See Vol. 13, Part II, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition or ULA Database on Westlaw.