American Railway Express Co. v. Royster Guano Co.,
273 U.S. 274 (1927)

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American Railway Express Co. v. Royster Guano Co., 273 U.S. 274 (1927)

American Railway Express Company v. Royster Guano Company

No. 116

Argued November 17, 18, 1925

Decided February 21, 1927

273 U.S. 274


1. Judgment holding petitioner liable in Virginia for local debts of a corporation whose business it took over upheld on authority of American Ry. Express Co. v. Kentucky, ante, p. 273 U. S. 269. P. 273 U. S. 280.

2. A state statute constitutionally may require a foreign corporation to appoint a local agent and, in case of its default, may itself

Page 273 U. S. 275

designate an official, to receive service of process in actions to collect local debts of the corporation left unsettled when it withdrew from the state. P. 273 U. S. 280.

141 Va. 602 affirmed.

Certiorari (268 U.S. 687) to a judgment of the Special Court of Appeals of Virginia which affirmed a judgment recovered against the petitioner by the respondent based on a judgment previously recovered against the Southern Express Company, whose express business and operating property the petitioner took over.

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