CHAPTER 129

AUTHORIZING RECORDING OF CERTAIN JUDGMENTS, ORDERS OR DECREES OF THE COURTS

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE RECORDING, DOCKETING, INDEXING AND FILING OF CERTAIN JUDGMENTS, ORDERS OR DECREES OF THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That any State Judge shall have the authority and the power to have recorded, docketed, indexed and/or filed, in any appropriate city, county or state office in the State of Delaware, where legal documents are usually received for recording, docketing, indexing and/or filing, any interlocutory, or final judgment, order or decree or part thereof, entered in any cause pending in any of the state courts. The State Judge shall, in said judgment, order or decree proposed to be recorded, docketed, indexed and/or filed, direct the manner in which said judgment shall be recorded, docketed, indexed and/or filed.

From the time any such judgment is received in any office designated in the judgment, it shall constitute notice to all persons who are charged with notice of matters filed in such office.

Section 2. That when such a judgment, order or decree is received by any city, county or state officer pursuant to paragraph 1 hereof, it shall be the duty of the person in charge of said office to receive said judgment, order or decree and record, docket, index and/or file the same in accordance with the directions set forth in said judgment, order or decree.

Section 3. That the Prothonotary of each county shall, upon the receipt of any judgment, order or decree from the Court of Chancery, calling for the payment of a sum of money, enter the same in accordance with the directions of the Court as provided in said judgment, order or decree. The judgment, order or decree, or part thereof, shall be entered in the same manner and form and in the same books and indexes as judgments entered in the Superior Court. After the entry thereof said judgments, orders or decrees or parts thereof calling for the payment of money shall have the same force and effect as though the judgment had been entered in the Superior Court.

Section 4. That this is a supplementary act and is a grant of additional powers to State Judges and is not intended to limit or detract from any other powers of the Courts of this State or the present * or future effect of any judgment, order or decree of the Courts of this State, save and except as herein specifically set forth.

Approved May 24, 1951.