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Public Expression Protection Act

The Uniform Public Expression Protection Act is designed to prevent an abusive type of litigation called a “SLAPP,” or “strategic lawsuit against public participation.” A SLAPP may be filed as a defamation, invasion of privacy, nuisance, or other type of claim, but its real purpose is to silence...


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Registration of Canadian Money Judgments Act

The Uniform Registration of Canadian Money Judgments Act will facilitate the enforcement of Canadian money judgments in the United States in a manner comparable to the way U.S. money judgments are enforced in Canada through its Canadian Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act. This Act is...


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Nonparent Custody and Visitation Act

The Uniform Nonparent Custody and Visitation Act (UNCVA) provides states with a uniform framework for establishing child custody and visitation rights of nonparents. For further information about enacting the UNCVA please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Lindsay Beaver at (312) 450-6618 or...


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Unsworn Declarations Act

The Uniform Unsworn Declarations Act (UUDA) permits the use of unsworn declarations made under penalty of perjury in state courts. Under the Act, unsworn declarations may be used in lieu of affidavits, verifications, or other sworn court filings if they were made under penalty of perjury and use...


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Veterans Treatment Court Act

The Model Veterans Treatment Court Act (MVTCA) allows a state to implement diversionary courts for veterans of the U.S. armed services. Veterans’ courts have been created in a number of judicial districts around the United States to ensure that veterans in the criminal justice system receive...


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Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act

The Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act (UUDDA) permits the use of unsworn declarations made under penalty of perjury in state courts when the declaration is made within the boundaries of the United States. Under the Act, unsworn declarations may be used in lieu of affidavits,...


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Federal Lien Registration Act

The Uniform Federal Lien Registration Act (UFLRA) provides for the registration of federal liens by procedures consistent with normal recording of mortgages in local real property records and with the normal filing of security interests in personal property.


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Audio-Visual Deposition Act

The Model Audio-Visual Deposition Act (MAVDA) authorizes the use of audio-visual means for the recording of depositions. The recorded material becomes an official record of the deposition. The act can be adopted by legislation or by court rule.


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Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act

The Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act (UEFJA) provides a simplified way of enforcing judgments entered in another state, implementing full faith and credit.


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Certification of Questions of Law Act

The Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act (UCQLA) assures that key interpretations of a state's law are made by the state's own highest court, by empowering the court to answer questions certified to it by a federal court, an appellate court of another state, or courts of Canada and...