The debt is pursued under common law in uk and for that to be successful the US court needs to have jurisdiction. If defendant wasn’t in US when he was served and doesn’t submit to US court then it appears that no debt can be recovered. Andy May settle out of court because his reputation is in tatters and he has had enough bad publicity but that is a different matter.Why don't you go and find some examples of English court cases where US judgements have not been enforced because the English Court refused to recognise the US court's jurisdiction in similar circumstances?
We'll see what happens. My guess is that he will have his arm twisted to settle,and your learned opinion will not be tested in court.
Yes the last thing they want is his grubby life being undefended in a US court.I'm sure his lawyers will keep trying every avenue possible to get him off the hook (as mentioned he's the best of the best at this type of case apparently) so we'll see, including if/when there's a judgement against him and they come knocking on the door of a UK court to recognise any ruling.
My original point was if he didn’t defend it and did not acknowledge it then it would seem that they cannot get his money on UK.
I am still happy to be wrong. If he nonced a trafficked kid he deserves what is coming.