Paper of the Day: Coyle on Judgments Reciprocity

In Monday’s post I mentioned John Coyle’s new paper, Rethinking Judgments Reciprocity, which is forthcoming in the North Carolina Law Review, but it’s worth its own post. The main point of the paper is to provide a model for thinking about whether to include a reciprocity requirement in judgment recognition statutes. But what really stands out in the paper, in my view at least, is John’s efforts at taking an empirical look at actions for judgment recognition. How many of them are there, from what countries do the judgments come, and how much money is at stake? The table summarizing his findings is worth the price of admission (which is zero, since the paper is available on SSRN).

About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. He is the author of International Judicial Assistance (MCLE 2d ed. 2016), a nuts-and-bolts guide to international judicial assistance issues, and of the chapter on service of process in the ABA's forthcoming treatise on International Aspects of US Litigation, and he is the publisher of Letters Blogatory, the Web's first blog devoted to international judicial assistance, which the ABA recognized as one of the best 100 legal blogs in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

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