The Associated Press reports:
A state appellate court on Wednesday upheld a renewal of a civil judgment against O.J. Simpson in a decade-old wrongful death lawsuit.
The 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected an argument by Simpson that the Los Angeles Superior Court no longer had jurisdiction over him because he now lives in Florida.
Fred Goldman filed a renewal in October 2006 because Simpson has refused to pay the $33.5 million judgment that would have automatically expired on March 10. The judgment has grown to about $40 million, with interest.
Goldman’s attorney David Cook said the renewal will not expire for another 10 years and can be renewed again at that time if the full judgment isn’t received.
“A plane ticket to Miami is not a free pass for a wrongful death judgment,” Cook said in an e-mail message.