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October 15, 2014

An Uptick in Foreign Judgment Enforcement Cases?

In a piece titled, “Recognition Comes Before Enforcement With Foreign Judgments,” Legal Intelligencer‘s Paige H. Forster writes that the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform has noted an increase in attempts by plaintiffs “to enforce a judgment rendered outside the United States.”

“Given the proliferation of international litigation, the number of foreign judgment recognition cases should continue to accelerate,” writes Forster.

She also notes that such litigation “seems to be on the uptick in Pennsylvania,” where there have been ten such cases, more than half of which were decided in the last ten years. In Delaware, where the “state’s recognition statute is more than 15 years old,” almost all of the cases that cite the statute were decided in the last eight years.

Read the full article here.

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