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(a) Prior to a court's recognition or enforcement of a foreign country judgment under Chapter 36, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, or otherwise, a party against whom recognition or enforcement of a foreign country judgment is sought is entitled to de novo review by a court in this state to determine whether a party, its successors, assigns, agents, or representatives seeking recognition or enforcement of a foreign country judgment has violated this Act or Chapter 17, Business & Commerce Code.
(b) A party seeking de novo review under this section must file with the court a verified pleading asserting a violation of this Act or Chapter 17, Business & Commerce Code, not later than the 30th day after the date of service of the notice of filing of a foreign country judgment with the court for recognition or enforcement.
(c) A pleading filed in accordance with Subsection (b) operates as a stay of the commencement or continuation of a proceeding to recognize or enforce a foreign country judgment. The stay shall continue until the court completes its de novo review under this section and renders a final judgment.
(d) A finding by a court of a violation of this Act or Chapter 17, Business & Commerce Code, is a sufficient ground for nonrecognition of a foreign country judgment.
(e) This section applies to a foreign country judgment involving a contract or agreement for a sale, offer for sale, or sell as defined by this Act, or investment, that imposes an obligation of indemnification or liquidated damages upon a Texas resident.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Civil Statutes - CIV STAT Art. § 581-33-2. Stay of Recognition or Enforcement of Foreign Country Judgment - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/civil-statutes/civ-stattx-civ-st-art-581-33-2/
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