2018 Maryland Code
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 11 - Judgments
Subtitle 8 - Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act
§ 11-802. Filing

  • (a) Generally. --

    • (1)

      • (i) Except as provided in subparagraphs (ii) and (iii) of this paragraph, a copy of any foreign judgment authenticated in accordance with an act of Congress or statutes of this State may be filed in the office of the clerk of a circuit court.

      • (ii) If the face amount of the judgment is $ 2,500 or less, the copy shall be filed with the clerk of the District Court.

      • (iii) If the face amount of the judgment is not more than a jurisdictional amount described in ยง 4-401 of this article, but more than $ 2,500, the copy may be filed either with the clerk of the District Court or in the office of the clerk of a circuit court.

    • (2) The clerk shall treat the foreign judgment in the same manner as a judgment of the court in which the foreign judgment is filed.

  • (b) Effect. -- A filed foreign judgment has the same effect and is subject to the same procedures, defenses, and proceedings for reopening, vacating, staying, enforcing, or satisfying as a judgment of the court in which it is filed.

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