The case of the day is New Hampshire Insurance Co. v. Magellan Reinsurance Co. (Tex. Ct. App. 2013). NHIC filed a winding-up petition against Magellan in the courts of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Supreme Court (the court of first instance) ruled in NHIC’s favor, but on appeal the Court of Appeal reversed, holding that NHIC was not a creditor and had no standing. The Privy Council affirmed. After the judgment, the Privy Council and the Turks and Caicos courts taxed costs in favor of Magellan. Magellan then sought recognition and enforcement of the two certificates of taxation of costs in the 17th District Court of Tarrant County, Texas. The question was whether the certificates of taxation of costs were judgments within the…

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