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Perkins v. Benguet Consolidated Mining Co.

United States Supreme Court
342 U.S. 437 (1952)


Facts

Perkins (plaintiff), a nonresident of Ohio, sued Benguet (defendant), a company based in the Philippines, in the state of Ohio, alleging Benguet failed to issue stock certificates and dividends to her. During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, Benguet’s president relocated to an office in Ohio to conduct the company’s business. After Benguet was served with a summons, he sought a motion to quash on the basis of lack of jurisdiction, which was affirmed by the state supreme court. Perkins appealed to the United States Supreme Court.

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