Interstate Amusement Co. v. Albert - 239 U.S. 560 (1916)
U.S. Supreme Court
Interstate Amusement Co. v. Albert, 239 U.S. 560 (1916)
Interstate Amusement Company v. Albert
Argued November 10, 1915
Decided January 10, 1916
239 U.S. 560
An exception to the general rule that findings of fact of the state court in ordinary cases coming to this Court under § 237, Judicial Code, other than those arising under the contract clause of the federal Constitution, are binding upon this Court is where a federal right has been denied as the result of a finding without support in the evidence.
In this case, the finding of the state court that a foreign corporation was doing business in the state other than interstate commerce having adequate support in the record, it is binding upon this Court.
A state may restrict the right of a foreign corporation to engage in
business within its limits or to sue in its courts so long as interstate commerce is not burdened thereby.
A corporation of another state carrying on business in the State of Tennessee other than interstate commerce is not deprived of its property without due process of law, nor is its interstate commerce interfered with, by the statute of Tennessee requiring a foreign corporation to file a copy of its charter and take certain other specified steps before it can maintain an action in the court of the state.
128 Tenn. 417 affirmed.
The facts are stated in the opinion.