Inside Mariana Islands V. Canadian Imperial Bank

Law360, New York (May 6, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT) -- The New York Court of Appeals, New York’s highest state court, issued a unanimous opinion in Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 2013 N.Y. Slip Op. 03018 (N.Y. Apr. 30, 2013) (Marianas), a significant opinion defining the reach of New York’s judgment enforcement laws.

Answering a certified question from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the court held that pursuant to article 52 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR), a court cannot...
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