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UK court breaks new ground in enforcing New York “judgment by confession”

By Jack Barton

20 March 2017

UK court breaks new ground in enforcing New York “judgment by confession” Steel mill iStock.com/zhaojiankang

An English court has for the first time upheld the enforceability of a US judgment that was not preceded by active proceedings between the parties, ruling that a US$172 million judgment debt against international metalworking group Essar Steel is enforceable in the UK.