RS 13:4242     

§4242.  Filing and status of foreign judgments

A copy of any foreign judgment authenticated in accordance with an act of congress or the statutes of this state may be annexed to and filed with an ex parte petition complying with Code of Civil Procedure Article 891 and praying that the judgment be made executory in a court of this state.  The foreign judgment shall be treated in the same manner as a judgment of a court of this state.  It shall have the same effect and be subject to the same procedures, and defenses, for reopening, vacating, or staying as a judgment of a court of this state and may be enforced in the same manner.  

Acts 1985, No. 464, §1.