2019 Georgia Code
Title 9 - Civil Practice
Chapter 12 - Verdict and Judgment
Article 5 - Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act
§ 9-12-114. Recognition of personal jurisdiction

Universal Citation: GA Code § 9-12-114 (2019)
  • (a) A foreign-country judgment shall not be refused recognition for lack of personal jurisdiction if:

    • (1) The defendant was served personally in the foreign country;

    • (2) The defendant 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 the defendant;

    • (3) Prior to the commencement of the proceedings, the defendant had agreed to submit to the jurisdiction of the foreign court, with respect to the subject matter involved;

    • (4) The defendant was domiciled in the foreign country when the proceedings were instituted or was a corporation or other form of business organization that had its principal place of business in or was organized under the laws of the foreign country;

    • (5) The defendant had a business office in the foreign country and the proceedings in the foreign court involved a cause of action arising out of business done by the defendant through that office in the foreign country; or

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

  • (b) The courts of this state may recognize other bases of personal jurisdiction other than those listed in subsection (a) of this Code section.


Ga. L. 1975, p. 479, § 5; Code 1981, § 9-12-114, as redesignated by Ga. L. 2015, p. 996, § 2-1/SB 65.

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