2021 Georgia Code
Title 9 - Civil Practice
Chapter 12 - Verdict and Judgment
Article 5 - Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act
§ 9-12-117. Stay Pending Appeal

Universal Citation: GA Code § 9-12-117 (2021)

If a party establishes that an appeal from a foreign-country judgment is pending or will be taken, the court may stay the proceedings with regard to the foreign-country judgment until the time for appeal expires or the appellant has had sufficient time to prosecute the appeal and has failed to do so.

(Ga. L. 1975, p. 479, § 6; Code 1981, §9-12-117, as redesignated by Ga. L. 2015, p. 996, § 2-1/SB 65.)

The 2015 amendment, effective July 1, 2015, redesignated former Code Section 9-12-116 as present Code Section 9-12-117, and rewrote the Code section, which formerly read: "If the defendant satisfies the court either that an appeal is pending or that he is entitled and intends to appeal from the foreign judgment, the court may stay the proceedings until the appeal has been determined or until the expiration of a period of time sufficient to enable the defendant to prosecute the appeal." See editor's note for applicability.

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2015, p. 996, § 1-1/SB 65, not codified by the General Assembly, provides:

"(a) This Act shall be known and may be cited as the 'Debtor Creditor Uniform Law Modernization Act of 2015.'

"(b) To promote consistency among the states, it is the intent of the General Assembly to modernize certain existing uniform laws promulgated by the Uniform Law Commission affecting debtor and creditor rights, responsibilities, and relationships and other federally recognized laws affecting such rights, responsibilities, and relationships."

Ga. L. 2015, p. 996, § 2-1, effective July 1, 2015, redesignated former Code Section 9-12-117 as present Code Section 9-12-119.

Ga. L. 2015, p. 996, § 7-1/SB 65, not codified by the General Assembly, provides, in part: "Part 2 of this Act shall apply to all actions filed on or after July 1, 2015, in which the recognition of a foreign country judgment is raised."


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 5 Am. Jur. 2d, Appellate Review, § 398 et seq. 47 Am. Jur. 2d, Judgments, §§ 775, 776.


- 50 C.J.S., Judgments, § 850.


- Uniform Foreign Money-Judgments Recognition Act (U.L.A.) § 6.

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