Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure Generally

Writs, Summons and Process

SECTION 9-5-34

§ 9-5-34. Appointment of attorney by foreign corporations.

Every foreign corporation that manufactures products that are sold in the state shall file in the office of the secretary of state a written power appointing some competent person resident in this state as its attorney with authority to accept service of process against the corporation in the state, containing an agreement on the part of the maker that the service of any lawful process in this state on the attorney shall be of the same force and validity as service on the corporation; provided, however, that in case no written power appointing an attorney for service for the foreign corporation is filed, then the secretary of state shall be the attorney for service for the foreign corporation.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 52, § 1.)