Section 6-9-255

Action seeking recognition of foreign-country judgment.

(a) If recognition of a foreign-country judgment is sought as an original matter, the issue of recognition shall be raised by filing an action seeking recognition of the foreign-country judgment.

(b) If recognition of a foreign-country judgment is sought in a pending action, the issue of recognition may be raised by counterclaim, cross-claim, or affirmative defense.

(c) The party seeking recognition is required to provide the court with a certified copy of the judgment, and if not in English, an English translation which complies with the requirements of Alabama law.

(Act 2012-470, p. 1296, §6.)