judgment in rem

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Noun1.judgment in rem - a judgment pronounced on the status of some particular subject or property or thing (as opposed to one pronounced on persons)
judicial decision, judgment, judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
judgement in personam, judgment in personam, personal judgement, personal judgment - a judgment rendered against an individual (or corporation) for the payment of money damages
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The only two areas where the personification concept appears to remain key to Anglo-Common Law admiralty law are the default judgment in rem, where the owner has chosen not to put in an appearance, and maritime liens.
Had the plaintiff, for example, brought an action in rem for its full loss which could not be satisfied because of the low priority of its claim or the insignificant value of the ship, then Lord Steyn's analysis would allow the unsatisfied portion of the judgment to be subsequently enforced against the shipowners in personam, precisely because, just as a claim in rem simultaneously constitutes a claim in personam against the shipowners from its inception, so too a judgment in rem must, as a matter of logic, simultaneously constitute a judgment in personam against the shipowners for the full amount of the claim.