Nevada Foreign Judgments Law

Judgments – Foreign Judgments – Nevada

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Short title.
NRS 17.330 to 17.400, inclusive, may be cited as the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act.  Chap. 17, NRS 17.330

“Foreign judgment” defined.
As used in NRS 17.330 to 17.400, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, “foreign judgment” means any judgment of a court of the United States or of any other court which is entitled to full faith and credit in this state, except a judgment to which chapter 130 of NRS applies.  Chap. 17, NRS 17.340

Filing and status of foreign judgments.
An exemplified copy of any foreign judgment may be filed with the clerk of any district court of this state. The clerk shall treat the foreign judgment in the same manner as a judgment of the district court of this state. A judgment so filed has the same effect and is subject to the same procedures, defenses and proceedings for reopening, vacating or staying as a judgment of a district court of this state and may be enforced or satisfied in like manner. Chap. 17, NRS 17.350

Affidavit; notice of filing judgment and affidavit.

1.  At the time of the filing of the foreign judgment, the judgment creditor or his attorney shall file with the clerk of the court an affidavit setting forth the name and last known post office address of the judgment debtor and the judgment creditor. The affidavit must also include a statement that the foreign judgment is valid and enforceable, and the extent to which it has been satisfied.
2.  Promptly upon filing the foreign judgment and affidavit, the judgment creditor or someone on his behalf shall mail notice of the filing of the judgment and affidavit, attaching a copy of each to the notice, to the judgment debtor and to his attorney of record, if any, each at his last known address by certified mail, return receipt requested. The notice shall include the name and post office address of the judgment creditor and the judgment creditor’s attorney, if any, in this state. The judgment creditor shall file with the clerk of the court an affidavit setting forth the date upon which the notice was mailed.
3.  No execution or other process for enforcement of a foreign judgment may issue until 30 days after the date of mailing the notice of filing.  Chap. 17, NRS 17.360

Stay of enforcement of foreign judgment.

1.  If the judgment debtor shows the court that an appeal from the foreign judgment is pending or will be taken, or that a stay of execution has been granted, the court shall stay enforcement of the foreign judgment until the appeal is concluded, the time for appeal expires or the stay of execution expires or is vacated, upon proof that the judgment debtor has furnished the security for the satisfaction of the judgment required by the state in which it was rendered.
2.  If the judgment debtor shows the court any ground upon which enforcement of a judgment of any court of this state would be stayed, the court shall stay enforcement of the foreign judgment for an appropriate period, upon requiring the same security for satisfaction of the judgment which is required in this state.  Chap. 17, NRS 17.370

Fees.
Any person filing a foreign judgment shall pay to the clerk of the court the same filing fee as prescribed by statute for the filing of civil actions. Fees for enforcement proceedings are the same as provided for judgments of district courts of this state.  Chap. 17, NRS 17.380

Judgment creditor may bring action to enforce judgment.
A judgment creditor may elect to bring an action to enforce his judgment instead of proceeding under NRS 17.330 to 17.400, inclusive.  Chap. 17, NRS 17.390

Uniformity of interpretation.
NRS 17.330 to 17.400, inclusive, shall be so interpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law of those states which enact it.  Chap. 17, NRS 17.400

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