service of process at Box 766, Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida; that about October 18, 1930, it registered as a Florida corporation with the Department of State of Pennsylvania, with its registered office at No. 6 North Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania; that this registration was revoked by the Company on August 2, 1933; that since the year 1930 the business of the Company has been done at Clearfield, Pennsylvania, and its principal assets have been held there.
On this showing, we are satisfied that the defendant corporation is present within this District to such an extent as to make it liable to the service of process herein. See Liquid Veneer Corporation v. Smuckler, 9 Cir., 1937, 90 F.2d 196, 202, in which the court held a "Foreign corporation may be doing business in a state to bring it within the jurisdiction of court and amenable to process, and yet not obtain a status to be regulated by a state statute or bring it within the statutory provision requiring license for operation of such foreign corporation." See also International Harvester Company v. Kentucky, 234 U.S. 579, 589, 34 S. Ct. 944, 588 L. Ed. 1479.
The entire business of defendant corporation is owning stocks of other corporations and receiving dividends thereon. This business may be said to be done in Pennsylvania, for the directors' meetings are held here, corporate bank deposits are in this state, and the corporate directors live here.
This view makes it unnecessary for us to pass on the question of whether or not defendants' appearance in this case was a special or a general appearance.
Defendants' motion to dismiss the complaint will be denied, and the defendants allowed twenty days to answer the complaint.
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