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Under federal law, the length of time a judgment is enforceable is determined by the laws of the state in which the case was heard, even though it is in federal court. So, in your case, you'd look to California law to determine how long the judgement is enforceable. In California, a judgment is enforceable for 10 years, with the possibility to extend for another 10 years if the judgment is not collected in the first 10 years. So, the longest a judgment is enforceable is 20 years. Since your case is just over 20 years old, it is no longer enforceable, other than the enforcement actions that began prior to 3/26/16 (20 years from the date of the original judgment).
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