Is Unregistered Foreign Corporation Barred from Appealing a Ruling of Ohio Trial Court?
Washington Mutual Bank fka, Washington Mutual Bank, FA v. Jack K. Beatley, et al., Case no. 2008-1056
10th District Court of Appeals (Franklin County)
ISSUE: When an Ohio trial court has dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by a foreign corporation not registered with the Ohio Secretary of State on the basis that such a company is barred by law from maintaining an action in any Ohio court, does R.C. 1703.29 bar an Ohio court of appeals from accepting or hearing an appeal by the foreign corporation challenging the trial court's ruling?