Ex Parte Wells

In Ex Parte Wells, 567 So. 2d 388 (Ala. Civ. App. 1990), the Court of Civil Appeals of Alabama held that venue for filing a foreign default judgment under the Foreign Judgments Act was proper in the judgment debtor's county of residence, pursuant to the general venue statute. In that case, the judgment debtor argued that otherwise, allowing the judgment creditor to file the foreign judgment in any county granted it a "super status" for venue purposes and could cause a resident, who may not have been afforded procedural due process in the sister state, the possible expense and inconvenience of challenging the action hundreds of miles from home.