Post Judgment Interest Rates
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Interest is allowed on most judgments
entered in the federal courts from the date of judgment until paid. The types of
judgments generally fall under one of three statutes:
Under each of the above statutes the rate of interest
used in calculating the amount of post judgment interest is the weekly average
1-year constant maturity (nominal) Treasury yield, as published by the Federal
Reserve System. Prior to December 21, 2000 the rate of interest allowed under
the statutes cited above was based on the coupon issue yield equivalent (as
determined by the Secretary of the Treasury) of the average accepted auction
price for the last auction of 52 week t- bills settled immediately preceding
entry of the judgment. The way the rate is used
differs under each of the cited statutes, so those sections should be reviewed
to determine how to apply it to any particular judgment.
A thorough discussion of post judgement interest rates from the AOUSC can be found here.
The current interest rate source data is available from the Federal
A historical record of weekly
Post-Judgment Interest Rates (based on U.S. Treasury securities at 1-year
constant maturity) can be found at www.federalreserve.gov.
The current interest rates