Vanderbilt Law Review


John W. Wade

First Page



There have been several developments during the year regarding jurisdiction over nonresidents.

In 1947 the legislature passed a statute requiring "any unincorporated association or organization, whether resident or nonresident," which was doing or desiring to do business in the state to appoint an agent for the service of process and providing that in case of failure to appoint the agent, service might be had on the Secretary of State.' The constitutionality of this act, as applied to foreign associations has since been upheld. A current amendment to the section has added the words "including non-resident partnerships" at the end of the phrase in quotation marks above.