Enforcing Judgments From Another State

In the recent North Carolina Court of Appeals case, Gardner v. Tallmadge, the Court held that a foreign judgment (a judgment issued in another state) was not enforceable in North Carolina since the Ohio court that originally issued the judgment lacked subject matter jurisdiction to do so. In Gardner, Mr. Tallmadge entered into a demand cognovit promissory note with Mr. …

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Information For Creditors Regarding Collecting Out-Of-State Judgments

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Information For Creditors Regarding Collecting Out-Of-State Judgments By James R. VannAttorney at Law   Suppose you have a judgment against a debtor and the debtor either leaves the state or owns property in another state. How can you collect on your judgment? The answer to this question lies in a basic understanding of how these “foreign …