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Civil Procedure Keyed to Babcock
International Shoe Co. v. Washington
Citation:326 U.S. 310 (1945)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Defendant corporation is in the business of selling and manufacturing shoes. Defendant is incorporated in Delaware and has its principal place of business in St. Louis, Missouri. Defendant corporation employs 11-13 salesmen that sell samples in Washington, live in Washington, but are under direct control of the managers in St. Louis. The salesmen are not authorized to enter into contracts or make collections, but must send the orders to St. Louis for acceptance or rejection, upon which, if accepted, the merchandise is shipped from out of state into Washington. Plaintiff, State of Washington, maintains a fund that requires corporations doing business in Washington to pay into. Defendant corporation failed to make payments and Plaintiff state serves Defendant corporation with process to its sales solicitor in Washington and mails a copy to Defendant’s St. Louis address.
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