Tulip Wars: Enforcing Foreign Judgments in Washington Courts

December 21, 2017

Companies doing business in foreign countries are always at risk of being sued in that country's courts.  What happens if they lose and their opponent seeks to enforce the judgment against them through Washington courts?  Does Washington law provide some protection?

That is the issue that the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decided in October 2017 in the case of Midbrook Flowerbulbs Holland B.V. v. Holland America Bulb Farms, Inc. -   a fight between two brothers about their tulip importing contracts.

Did Washington law protect the American brother against his Dutch brother's company's judgment?  Tune in and find out...

 

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