2022 Georgia Code
Title 9 - Civil Practice
Chapter 12 - Verdict and Judgment
Article 5 - Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act
§ 9-12-116. Effect of Recognition of Foreign-Country Judgments

Universal Citation: GA Code § 9-12-116 (2022)

If the court in a proceeding under Code Section 9-12-115 finds that the foreign-country judgment is entitled to recognition under this article then, to the extent that the foreign-country judgment grants or denies recovery of a sum of money, the foreign-country judgment is:

  1. Conclusive between the parties to the same extent as the judgment of a sister state entitled to full faith and credit in this state would be conclusive; and
  2. Enforceable in the same manner and to the same extent as a judgment rendered in this state.

History. Code 1981, § 9-12-116 , enacted by Ga. L. 2015, p. 996, § 2-1/SB 65.

Effective date. —

This Code section became effective July 1, 2015. 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 9-12-116 as present Code Section 9-12-117.

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.”

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