Federal Judgments in Other Federal Courts

Federal judgments in other federal courts may be enforced under 28 U.S.C. § 1963.  This provision deals with the registration of judgments for enforcement in other districts.

A judgment in an action for the recovery of money or property, that is entered in any court of appeals, district court, bankruptcy court, or in the Court of International Trade in the U.S. may be registered by filing a certified copy of the judgment in any other district when the judgment has become final by appeal or expiration of the time for appeal or when court that entered the judgment orders so for any good cause shown.  Judgments by the Court of International Trade may be registered by filing a certified copy of the judgment in any other judicial district.  Such a judgment that is entered in favor of the United States may be registered any time after judgment is entered.  Such a registered judgment shall have the same effect as a judgment of the district court of the district where registered and may be enforced in the same manner.

A certified copy of the satisfaction of any judgment in whole or in part may be registered similarly in any district in which the judgment is a lien.


Inside Federal Judgments in Other Federal Courts