Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports Volume 33

Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports Volume 33

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...is kept in a safeinstead of being exhibited for public inspection? " The learned court below found as follows: "The plaintiff is a New Jersey corporation, duly authorized to do business in Pennsylvania. The plaintiff had in its possession the certificate of the secretary of the commonwealth, which it kept in the safe in its oliice and was at all times ready to exhibit to any person who might desire to inspect it. It was not hung upon the wall. The court thinks this was a sufiicient com-D pliance with the act of assembly." This foreign corporation had in all respects complied with the provisions of the act of assembly of April 12, 1874, unless that act required the certificate to be hung upon the wall, or so placed in the appellee's oflice that it could be seen by all persons having occasion to go therein. The language of the act is: "And the certificate of the secretary of the commonwealth, under the seal of the commonwealth, of the filing of such statement, shall be preserved for public inspection by each of said agents, in each and every of said offices." It is contended by the appellant that this language requires that the certificate shall be framed and hung in the office or nailed upon the wall. We are not convinced that this is a proper construction of the provision referred to. The learned counsel cites Lasher v. Stimson, 145 Pa. 30, and quotes from the language of MCCOLLUM, J., on p. 35. But we find nothing in that case sustaining the contention that when a foreign corporation has complied with the act of 1874 by filing its statement with the secretary of the commonwealth, opening an office, appointing an agent, and keeping the certificate of the secretary of the commonwealth therein at all...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236873386
  • 9781236873385