Let's say that Reuvain owes Shimon money in American law, and Dina Demalchusa applies, does that mean:
- Reuvein has a halachic monetary obligation to Shimon which is as strong as any other obligation, and Shimon can take him to Beis Din over it, or merely
- Reuvein has a law between him and Hashem that he must pay Shimon?
Also, assuming that Reuven and Shimon both pass away, with Reuven "owing" Shimon money, and his inheritors are in another country who don't follow that "rule" entitling Shimon with that money:
- Must Reuven's yorshim pay Shimon's yorshim (inheritors), as it became a classic hischayvus (monetary obligation), or
- Is he free, as the obligation was on Reuven and not on his money (somewhat similar to the case of a knas (fine))?