Civil Procedure Keyed to Field
Britton v. Gannon
When Defendant was sued by Plaintiff in Illinois state court, he did not file a response or appear due to his reasonable reliance on the misrepresentations of Plaintiff’s brother, the real party in interest. The court entered judgment against Defendant and Plaintiff brought an action in Oklahoma to enforce the Illinois judgment. Defendant wished to assert a defense to the judgment, claiming that the Illinois judgment was the result of extrinsic fraud. The Oklahoma court did not allow Defendant to raise the defense, finding that the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the U.S. Constitution required it to enforce the Illinois judgment and prevented it from hearing evidence of fraud. Defendant appealed.
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