Q: Received Order Taxing Costs from Oklahoma but I'm resident in Florida. Is order enforceable in this state?
We lived in Oklahoma 2012-2017, since then residents of Florida. Back in 2013, my wife filled a discrimination claim which lasted 6 yrs. recently; we receive an “Order Taxing Costs” (below). As residents of Florida do we have to comply with an out of Jurisdiction Order?
ORDER TAXING COSTS
On May 13, 2019, the Court entered a Judgment (Dkt. No. 15) consistent with its Order
and Opinion (Dkt. No. 14) granting Defendant’s amended motion for summary judgment.
Additionally, on October 30, 2019, the Court entered an Order (Dkt. No. 19) denying Plaintiff’s
motion to alter or amend the previously entered Judgment. On May 28, 2019, Defendant filed a
Bill of Costs (Dkt. No. 16) in the amount of $1,489.00 for fees associated with this litigation.
Defendant requests $1,468.75 for transcript fees and $20.25 for printing fees. No objection has
been filed by Plaintiff to the Bill of Costs...
A: Unless you make arrangements to pay these court costs to the defendant--or respond to the defendant's motion and Bill of Costs and try to litigate the issue of how much in costs is actually owed--the Oklahoma Court will soon enter an Oklahoma Judgment against you.
That Judgment will become enforceable against you--by the defendant, not the Court--after the time for appeal has run. The Judgment will also earn interest from the date entered forward--for the benefit of the defendant--until it is paid--or cancelled by the defendant or settled by you and the defendant.
If the defendant decides to enforce the Oklahoma Judgment against you here in Florida--or in any other state in the United States--they can do so by availing themselves of the "Full Faith and Credit Clause" of the Constitution of the United States.
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