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Tag Archives: Full Faith & Credit

Constitutional – Full Faith & Credit – Iowa Default Judgment – Contract – Floating Forum Selection Clause (access required)

Professional Solutions Financial Services v. Richard Yeager & Associates, D.D.S., P.A. Where plaintiff obtained a default judgment against defendants in Iowa and sought to enforce it here, our trial court was required to give full faith and credit to the Iowa judgment unless the judgment violated the public policy of Iowa, not the public policy of North Carolina.

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Civil Practice – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Constitutional – Full Faith & Credit – Florida Ruling – Trusts & Estates  (access required)

Melvin v. Wachovia Bank, N.A. Petitioner’s decedent lived in Florida, and respondent was the executor of her Florida estate. Even though the executor opened an ancillary estate in Macon County, N.C. in order to transfer real property to one of decedent’s trusts, since the fees for the executor’s services in the ancillary N.C. estate were included in an un-appealed order in the Florida estate proceedings, the Florida fee award is entitled to full faith and credit and may not be collaterally attacked in N.C. courts.

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Contract – Cognovits Agreement – Subject-Matter Jurisdiction – Full Faith & Credit – Foreign Judgment (access required)

Gardner v. Tallmadge. (Lawyers Weekly 11-06-0358, 1 p.) (Linda Stephens, J.) Appealed from Rockingham County Superior Court. (L. Todd Burke, J.) On appeal from our Court of Appeals. N.C. S. Ct. Click here for the full text of the opinion. ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support – Arrearages – UIFSA – Full Faith & Credit (access required)

State o/b/o Benford v. Bryant. The trial court did not have the legal authority to reduce the amount of arrearage that accrued under a Michigan child support judgment under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act. The court must give full faith and credit to support payments accrued and vested under the Mich. judgment.

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Contract – Cognovits Agreement – Subject-Matter Jurisdiction – Full Faith & Credit – Foreign Judgment (access required)

Gardner v. Tallmadge. (Lawyers Weekly 10-07-0953, 22 pp.) (Linda Stephens, J.) Appealed from Rockingham County Superior Court (L. Todd Burke, J.). N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Because an underlying cognovits agreement failed to ...

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