It might reasonably be expected in this corporate age that the question of how service of process should be made upon foreign corporations would have been solved, especially in situations where the cause of action arose within the state and grew out of business done there. Such is not the case, at least respecting suits brought after the withdrawal of the corporation from the state on causes of action arising during the period that it did business there. That there is a conflict in the decisions seems to be due either to a difference inter se of the statutes under which the action arose or to a difference of interpretation where the legislative intent is not made clear.
Alvin E. Evans,
SERVICE ON FOREIGN CORPORATIONS AFTER WITHDRAWAL FROM THE STATE,
Mich. L. Rev.
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