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Consolidated Textile Corp. v. Gregory, 289 U.S. 85 (1933)

Consolidated Textile Corp. v. Gregory

No. 587

Argued March 22, 1933

Decided April 10, 1933

289 U.S. 85


1. When it is claimed in a case from a state court that service on a foreign corporation is void under the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment because the corporation was not present and doing business in the state, this Court will ascertain for itself the facts disclosed by the record. P. 289 U. S. 86.

2. Selling goods in a state through a controlled subsidiary does not subject a foreign corporation to a general liability to be sued there. Cannon Mfg. Co. v. Cudahy Co., 267 U. S. 333, 267 U. S. 336-337. P. 289 U. S. 88.

3. In order to hold a foreign corporation, not licensed to do business in a state, responsible under the process of a local court, the record must disclose that it was carrying on business there at the time of attempted service. P. 289 U. S. 88.

209 Wis. 476, 245 N.W.194, reversed.

Appeal from a judgment denying a writ of prohibition to prevent further prosecution of an action on certain bonds.

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