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(A) Judgments – Generally. In all civil cases, judgment shall consist of an order of the Court awarding money damages to be paid to the injured person, or directing the surrender of certain property to the injured person, or the performance or prohibition of some other act.

(B) Judgments – Compensation. The judgment shall fairly compensate the injured person for the loss he has suffered or shall follow any rules of compensation set out in any ordinance or section of the Karuk Tribal Code pursuant to which the action is brought.

(C) Costs in Civil Actions. The Court may assess costs of the case against the person against whom judgment is given. Such costs shall include the expenses of voluntary witnesses for which either party may be responsible under this Code, and the fees of jurors in jury cases, and any further incidental expenses or fees connected with the procedure required by this Code as the Court may direct. Unless provided by a Tribal law or ordinance, costs do not include attorney fees.

(D) Judgments – Duration and Interest. A judgment of the Tribal Court shall be valid until satisfied in full, including interest upon the judgment. Judgments shall expire if not satisfied or renewed in ten (10) years from entry of judgment.

(E) Interest on judgments shall accrue as follows:

(1) Judgments founded on written contracts, providing for the payment of interest until paid at a specified rate, shall bear interest at the rate specified in the contract; provided, that said interest rate is set forth in the judgment.

(2) Except as provided under subsection (E)(1) of this section, judgments shall bear interest from the date of entry at the maximum rate of ten (10) percent per annum on the date of entry thereof; provided, that in any case where a judgment entered on verdict is wholly or partly affirmed on review, interest on the judgment or on that portion of the judgment affirmed shall date back to and shall accrue from the date the verdict was rendered.

(F) Judgments of Other Jurisdictions.

(1) Application. Any person may apply to the Court by written application for an order accepting a civil judgment from another tribal court or a state or federal court as a judgment of the Court. Child support orders shall proceed per the Tribe’s agreements, if any, with local jurisdictions, and wage garnishment orders shall be filed with the Tribal Court for review and enforcement.

(2) Review by Court. The judge shall review the application within thirty (30) calendar days of its filing. The judge shall then decide whether to enter the judgment of the other court as a Tribal Court judgment. Unless prohibited by federal law, the judge shall have discretion to decide whether to accept the judgment of a foreign court and shall be guided by the best interests of the Tribe and the parties.

(3) Payment of Judgment. Upon the entry of the order declaring the other court’s judgment to be a judgment of the Tribal Court, all provisions of these Rules regarding judgments shall be applicable. The Court shall issue a satisfaction of judgment once the judgment has been paid in full. [General Order 19-001, 6/21/2019.]