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Defenses to Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

Defenses to Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

Learn about the rare instances in which the Full Faith and Credit Clause doesn't require one court in the U.S. to acknowledge a judgment from a different U.S. court system.

Transcript

In this lesson, we'll study the grounds on which full-faith-and-credit doctrine permits one court in the United States to refuse to acknowledge a judgment from another court system in the United States, including:

  • lack of jurisdiction,
  • judgments concerning title to land outside the forum,
  • fraud,
  • corruption, and
  • duress.

Lack of Jurisdiction

Let's start with lack of jurisdiction. As we've learned, for a judgment to be entitled to full faith and credit, the rendering court must have subject-matter...