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Do I have to be sued in the county and/or state where I live?


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I know judgments and executions can be transferred throughout the US but, can I be SUED by a OC or CA outside of where I lived when I accepted and agreed to the credit card terms and conditions?

Does moving out of county or state prevent a law suit even if CA discovers new out of state address?

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The creditors have their choice...where you lived when you opened the card, or where you live now. Moving away doesn't negate the fact that they may sue. If they sue where you used to live, they'll have to "domesticate" the judgement to your present state before they can take any money. Some states make that harder than others.

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Being that the OC's are global can they sue me in another country let's say Canada?

Do law firms check to see if there are any previous unsatisfied judgments against debtor by other CAs in debtors county in order to decide whether it is worth their time to sue the debtor? It would seem a realistic scenario.

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Being that the OC's are global can they sue me in another country let's say Canada?

Do law firms check to see if there are any previous unsatisfied judgments against debtor by other CAs in debtors county in order to decide whether it is worth their time to sue the debtor? It would seem a realistic scenario.

If you used to live in Canada, and Canadian law allows it. But even if they did and won a default judgment, a foreign judgment means squat to a US citizen.

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If you used to live in Canada, and Canadian law allows it. But even if they did and won a default judgment, a foreign judgment means squat to a US citizen.

Out of country judgments can be domesticated too. The more congruent the foreign country's legal system is with ours (English common law roots), the easier that is.

There is a Hague convention that governs this stuff.

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