Judgement enforcement across state lines.

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    Judgement enforcement across state lines.

    Hi. My company is located in Wisconsin, and we received a judgement against a business in Illinois that purchased services from us. We have been hearing mixed opinions on the following: Can the judgement we received in Wisconsin against this Illinois company be enforced in Illinois/serve garishment judgements against his customers in Illinois. And, could this person we have a judgement against re-open the case with any type of legal loophole. Any help or statutes you could point me to would be greatly appreciated.


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    As far as reopening the judgement, it may be possible depending on whether the correct procedure was followed in the first case, whether he had notice of the procedures, whether the court had jurisdiction over him, etc...

    The United States Constitution Article IV section 1 provides that full faith and credit must be given in each state the public acts, records and judicial proceedings of every other state. Assuming you follow all proper legal procedures, you should be able to collect a judgment against the debtor in the other state.
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