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Doing Business In Another State

The process of expanding your business to another state is known as foreign qualification. See the latest industry news and and requirements on doing in business in another state.


Why Do States Make Companies Register to Do Business There?

Learn about when companies expand across state lines, and the potential for “foreign qualification” requirements, including the new state's goal for requiring foreign qualification, potential penalties, & more.

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Case Law Summaries

Louisiana – Application of Domestic Law to Foreign Corporation

Salemi v. TMR Exploration, Inc., 2016 CA 0567 (La. App. 1 Cir. 6/13/17).  The Louisiana Court of Appeal ruled that Sec. 12:1502 of the Louisiana corporation law, which sets forth limitations periods for filing lawsuits against officers, directors, shareholders, etc. of business organizations formed under the laws of the state does not apply to the officers, directors, shareholders, etc. of corporations incorporated in another state but qualified to do business in Louisiana. 

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Federal – Personal Jurisdiction over Corporations

BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, No. 16-405 (5/30/2017). The US Supreme Court ruled that (1) Sec. 56 of the Federal Employers’ Liability Act does not address personal jurisdiction

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Kentucky Senate Bill 235

Kentucky Senate Bill 235 provides among other things that legal actions can be brought against domestic and foreign business entities in the county where their registered office is.

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