• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this section, this subchapter applies to a foreign-country judgment to the extent that the judgment:

(1) Grants or denies recovery of a sum of money; and

(2) Under the law of the foreign country where rendered, is:

(A) Final;

(B) Conclusive; and

(C) Enforceable.

(b) This subchapter does not apply to a foreign-country judgment, even if the judgment grants or denies recovery of a sum of money, to the extent that the judgment is a:

(1) Judgment for taxes;

(2) Fine or other penalty; or

(3) Judgment for:

(A) Divorce;

(B) Support or maintenance; or

(C) Other judgment rendered in connection with domestic relations.

(c) A party seeking recognition of a foreign-country judgment has the burden of establishing that this subchapter applies to the foreign-country judgment.

(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 § 3 of the Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act. See Vol. 13, Part II, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition or ULA Database on Westlaw.