CHAPTER 861*
UNIFORM FOREIGN MONEY-JUDGMENTS RECOGNITION ACT

      *Annotation to former chapter 929:

      Uniform foreign money-judgments recognition act, Secs. 52-610-52-618 cited. 41 CS 376.


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Sec. 50a-30. (Formerly Sec. 52-610). Short title: Uniform Foreign Money-Judgments Recognition Act.
Sec. 50a-31. (Formerly Sec. 52-611). Definitions.
Sec. 50a-32. (Formerly Sec. 52-612). Applicability.
Sec. 50a-33. (Formerly Sec. 52-613). Recognition and enforcement.
Sec. 50a-34. (Formerly Sec. 52-614). Grounds for nonrecognition.
Sec. 50a-35. (Formerly Sec. 52-615). Personal jurisdiction.
Sec. 50a-36. (Formerly Sec. 52-616). Stay of enforcement.
Sec. 50a-37. (Formerly Sec. 52-617.) Savings clause.
Sec. 50a-38. (Formerly Sec. 52-618). Uniform interpretation.
Secs. 50a-39 to 50a-49.

      Sec. 50a-30. (Formerly Sec. 52-610). Short title: Uniform Foreign Money-Judgments Recognition Act. Sections 50a-30 to 50a-38, inclusive, may be cited as the "Uniform Foreign Money-Judgments Recognition Act".

      (P.A. 88-39, S. 1.)

      History: Sec. 52-610 transferred to Sec. 50a-30 in 1991.

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      Sec. 50a-31. (Formerly Sec. 52-611). Definitions. As used in sections 50a-30 to 50a-38, inclusive:

      (1) "Foreign state" means any governmental unit other than the United States or any state, district, commonwealth, territory or insular possession thereof.

      (2) "Foreign judgment" means any judgment of a foreign state granting or denying recovery of a sum of money, other than a judgment for taxes, a fine or other penalty or a judgment for support in matrimonial or family matters.

      (P.A. 88-39, S. 2.)

      History: Sec. 52-611 transferred to Sec. 50a-31 in 1991.

      Annotations to former section 52-611:

      Subdiv. (1):

      Cited. 41 CS 376.

      Subdiv. (2):

      Cited. 41 CS 376.


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      Sec. 50a-32. (Formerly Sec. 52-612). Applicability. Sections 50a-30 to 50a-38, inclusive, apply to any foreign judgment that is final and conclusive and enforceable where rendered.

      (P.A. 88-39, S. 3.)

      History: Sec. 52-612 transferred to Sec. 50a-32 in 1991.

      Annotation to former section 52-612:

      Cited. 41 CS 376.


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      Sec. 50a-33. (Formerly Sec. 52-613). Recognition and enforcement. Except as provided in section 50a-34, a foreign judgment meeting the requirements of section 50a-32 is conclusive between the parties to the extent that it grants or denies recovery of a sum of money. The foreign judgment is enforceable in the same manner as the judgment of a sister state which is entitled to full faith and credit.

      (P.A. 88-39, S. 4.)

      History: Sec. 52-613 transferred to Sec. 50a-33 in 1991.

      Annotation to former section 52-613:

      Cited. 41 CS 376.


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      Sec. 50a-34. (Formerly Sec. 52-614). Grounds for nonrecognition. (a) A foreign judgment is not conclusive if:

      (1) The judgment was rendered under a system which does not provide impartial tribunals or procedures compatible with the requirements of due process of law;

      (2) The foreign court did not have personal jurisdiction over the judgment debtor; or

      (3) The foreign court did not have jurisdiction over the subject matter.

      (b) A foreign judgment need not be recognized if:

      (1) The judgment debtor in the proceedings in the foreign court did not receive notice of the proceedings in sufficient time to enable him to defend;

      (2) The judgment was obtained by fraud;

      (3) The cause of action on which the judgment is based is repugnant to the public policy of this state;

      (4) The judgment conflicts with another final and conclusive judgment;

      (5) The proceeding in the foreign court was contrary to an agreement between the parties under which the dispute in question was to be settled otherwise than by proceedings in that court; or

      (6) In the case of jurisdiction based only on personal service, the foreign court was a seriously inconvenient forum for the trial of the action.

      (P.A. 88-39, S. 5.)

      History: Sec. 52-614 transferred to Sec. 50a-34 in 1991.

      Annotations to former section 52-614:

      Cited. 41 CS 376.


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      Sec. 50a-35. (Formerly Sec. 52-615). Personal jurisdiction. (a) The foreign judgment shall not be refused recognition for lack of personal jurisdiction if:

      (1) The judgment debtor was served personally in the foreign state;

      (2) The judgment debtor voluntarily appeared in the proceedings, other than for the purpose of protecting property seized or threatened with seizure in the proceedings or of contesting the jurisdiction of the court over him;

      (3) The judgment debtor prior to the commencement of the proceedings had agreed to submit to the jurisdiction of the foreign court with respect to the subject matter involved;

      (4) The judgment debtor was domiciled in the foreign state when the proceedings were instituted, or, being a body corporate had its principal place of business, was incorporated or had otherwise acquired corporate status, in the foreign state;

      (5) The judgment debtor maintained a business office in the foreign state and the proceedings in the foreign court involved a cause of action arising out of business done by the judgment debtor through that office in the foreign state; or

      (6) The judgment debtor operated a motor vehicle or airplane in the foreign state and the proceedings involved a cause of action arising out of such operation.

      (b) The courts of this state may recognize other bases of jurisdiction.

      (P.A. 88-39, S. 6.)

      History: Sec. 52-615 transferred to Sec. 50a-35 in 1991.

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      Sec. 50a-36. (Formerly Sec. 52-616). Stay of enforcement. (a) If the judgment debtor shows the court that an appeal from the foreign judgment is pending or will be taken, or that a stay of execution has been granted, the court shall stay enforcement of the foreign judgment until the appeal is concluded, the time for appeal expires or the stay of execution expires or is vacated, upon proof that the judgment debtor has furnished the security for the satisfaction of the judgment required by the state in which it was rendered.

      (b) If the judgment debtor shows the court any ground upon which enforcement of a judgment of a court of this state would be stayed, the court shall stay enforcement of the judgment for an appropriate period, upon requiring the same security for satisfaction of the judgment as is required in this state.

      (P.A. 88-39, S. 7.)

      History: Sec. 52-616 transferred to Sec. 50a-36 in 1991.

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      Sec. 50a-37. (Formerly Sec. 52-617.) Savings clause. Sections 50a-30 to 50a-38, inclusive, do not prevent the recognition of a foreign judgment in situations not covered by said sections.

      (P.A. 88-39, S. 8.)

      History: Sec. 52-617 transferred to Sec. 50a-37 in 1991.

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      Sec. 50a-38. (Formerly Sec. 52-618). Uniform interpretation. Sections 50a-30 to 50a-38, inclusive, shall be so construed as to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law of those states which enact them.

      (P.A. 88-39, S. 9.)

      History: Sec. 52-618 transferred to Sec. 50a-38 in 1991.

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      Secs. 50a-39 to 50a-49. Reserved for future use.

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