Lumiere v. Mae Edna Wilder, Inc.
261 U.S. 174 (1923)

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Lumiere v. Mae Edna Wilder, Inc., 261 U.S. 174 (1923)

Lumiere v. Mae Edna Wilder, Inc.

No. 242

Argued January 18, 1923

Decided February 19, 1923

261 U.S. 174

Syllabus

Under the provision of the Copyright Act that suits "may be instituted in the district of which the defendant or his agent is an inhabitant, or in which he may be found," jurisdiction cannot be acquired over a corporation in a district where it has no office and does no business, by serving process on its president while there temporarily and not on business of the corporation. P. 261 U. S. 177.

Affirmed.

Appeal from an order of the district court quashing service of a subpoena ad respondendum.

Page 261 U. S. 176

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