(735 ILCS 5/12-637)
(from Ch. 110, par. 12-637)
Judgments and awards on foreign-money claims; times of
money conversion; form of judgment.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (c), a judgment or award on a
foreign-money claim must be stated in an amount of the money of the claim.
(b) A judgment or award on a foreign-money claim is payable in that
foreign money or, at the option of the debtor, in the amount of United
States dollars which will purchase that foreign money on the conversion
date at a bank-offered spot rate.
(c) Assessed costs must be entered in United States dollars.
(d) Each payment in United States dollars must be accepted and credited
on a judgment or award on a foreign-money claim in the amount of the
foreign money that could be purchased by the dollars at a bank-offered spot
rate of exchange at or near the close of business on the conversion date
for that payment.
(e) A judgment or award made in an action or distribution proceeding on
both (i) a defense, set-off, recoupment, or counterclaim and (ii) the
adverse party's claim, must be netted by converting the money of the
smaller into the money of the larger, and by subtracting the smaller from
the larger, and specify the rates of exchange used.
(f) A judgment substantially in the following form complies with
IT IS ADJUDGED AND ORDERED, that Defendant (insert
name) pay to Plaintiff (insert name) the sum of (insert amount in the foreign money) plus interest on that sum at the rate of (insert rate - see Section 12-639) percent a year or, at the option of the judgment debtor, the number of United States dollars which will purchase the (insert name of foreign money) with interest due, at a bank-offered spot rate at or near the close of business on the banking day next before the day of payment, together with assessed costs of (insert amount) United States dollars.
(g) If a contract claim is of the type covered by Section 12-635(a) or
(b), the judgment or award must be entered for the amount of money stated
to measure the obligation to be paid in the money specified for payment or,
at the option of the debtor, the number of United States dollars which will
purchase the computed amount of the money of payment on the conversion date
at a bank-offered spot rate.
(h) A judgment must be filed and indexed in foreign money in the same
manner, and has the same effect as a lien, as other judgments. It may be
discharged by payment.
(Source: P.A. 86-1291.)