2019 US Virgin Islands Code
Title 11 - Commerce, Technology and Trade
Chapter 30 - Foreign Money Claims
§ 1537. Judgments and awards on foreign-money claims: times of money conversion: form of judgment
(a) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a judgment or arbitration award on a foreign-money claim must be stated in amount of the money of the claim.
(b) The judgment or award is payable in that foreign money or, at the option of the debtor, in the amount of United States dollars which will purchase that foreign money on the conversion date at a bank-offered spot rate.
(c) Assessed costs must be entered in United States dollars.
(d) Each payment in United States dollars must be accepted and credited on the judgment or award in the amount of the foreign money that could be purchased by the dollars at a bank-offered spot rate of exchange at or near the close of business on the conversion date for that payment.
(e) Judgments or awards made in an action on both (i) a defense, set-off, recoupment, or counterclaim and (ii) the adverse party's claim, must be netted by converting the money of the smaller into the money of the larger, and by subtracting the smaller from the larger, and must specify the rates of exchange used.
(f) A judgment substantially in the following form complies with subsection (a) of this section:
- “IT IS ADJUDGED AND ORDERED, that Defendant (insert name) pay to plaintiff (insert name) the sum of (insert amount in the foreign money plus interest on that sum at the rate of (insert rate) percent a year or, at the option of the judgment debtor, the number of United States dollars as will purchase the (insert name of foreign money) with interest due, at a bank-offered spot rate at or near the close of business on the banking day next before the day of payment, together with assessed costs of (insert amount) United States dollars.”
(g) If a contract claim is of the type covered by section 1535(a) or (b) of this title, the judgment or award shall be entered for the amount of the money stated to measure the obligation to be paid in the money specified for payment or, at the option of the debtor, the number of United States dollars as will purchase the computed amount of the money of payment on the conversion date at a bank-offered spot rate.
(h) A judgment shall be filed, docketed, recorded and indexed in foreign money in the same manner, and shall have the same effect as a lien, as other judgments. It may be discharged by payment.