Recording Federal Court Judgment against Property of Defendant in State

Plaintiff obtains a Nevada state court judgment against defendant who owns land in California (different state).   What authorizes plaintiff to be able to record that Nevada judgment against D’s property in California?  Yes — the Full Faith & Credit Clause in Article VI of the Constitution which says states must give full faith and credit to judgments from other states.

Curve ball — what authorizes a Nevada plaintiff to obtain and record a Nevada Federal Court judgment against D’s property in same state Nevada?

28 USC 1962 says a judgment entered by a federal district court within the state shall be a lien on property located in that state.

Another Kershaw curve ball — what if it is a Nevada Federal Court judgment but property is in a different state?  Eerie Doctrine? Stay tuned….


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