Alabama Supreme Court Upholds $350,000 Domesticated Judgment in favor of RSJG Client

In Afassco, Inc. v. Sanders, 2013 Ala. LEXIS 166 (Ala. Nov. 22, 2013), the Alabama Supreme Court ordered that a $350,000 judgment entered in favor of an RSJG client in Nevada be domesticated as a judgment in the State of Alabama. The judgment debtor argued to the trial court and on appeal that he did not have sufficient contacts with the original Nevada forum in order to create personal jurisdiction, but the appellate court disagreed. The court found that the debtor had consented to jurisdiction in Nevada by filing a motion to dismiss the Nevada judgment for lack of jurisdiction. Mike Matuska of Matuska Law Offices in Carson City, Nevada obtained the original judgment. Dennis Bailey, Beth Bolger, and Evans Bailey of RSJG argued in favor of the domestication in Alabama.