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Zimmerman's Research Guide


Collecting and Enforcing Judgments

Legal treatises discussing the collection and enforcement of judgments include Collection Actions - Defending Consumers and Their Assets (National Consumer Law Center) and Judgment Enforcement (Aspen).

If you need to hire a company to locate bank accounts and/or investment accounts and/or collect a judgment for you, try CheckMate Strategic Group, Financial Forensic Services, Inc, Lutz Asset Research (212-760-0242), Source One Equity Ventures (845-724-5908 or 941-727-1894 or 941-751-2737; sourceoneequity@aol.com or westindiessun@aol.com) or a competitor. You can locate other companies through the National Judgment Network.

Foreign Judgments: For information on collecting/enforcing foreign judgments in the U.S., see the US chapter of International Recognition and Enforcement of Money Judgments (Business Laws, Inc.).

Foreign Countries: For information on how to collect U.S. judgments in foreign countries, see:

  • Enforcement of Money Judgments Abroad by Lawrence Newman and Philip Weems;
  • International Recognition and Enforcement of Money Judgments (Business Laws, Inc.);
  • International Litigation: A Guide to Jurisdiction, Practice and Strategy;
  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (Getting the Deal Through);
  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (Wolters Kluwer);
  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Worldwide;

    The International Chamber of Commerce has drafted Uniform Rules for Collections.

  • See Also
    Interest Rate on Judgments
    Service of Process

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