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17-7307. Actions by and against unqualified foreign corporations. (a) A foreign corporation which is required to comply with the provisions of K.S.A. 17-7302 and K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 17-7930 through 17-7934, and amendments thereto, and which has done business in this state without authority shall not maintain any action or special proceeding in this state, unless and until such corporation has been authorized to do business in this state and has paid to the state all taxes, fees and penalties which would have been due for the years or parts thereof during which it did business in this state without authority. This prohibition shall not apply to any successor in interest of any such foreign corporation.

(b) The failure of a foreign corporation to obtain authority to do business in this state shall not impair the validity of any contract or act of the foreign corporation or the right of any other party to the contract to maintain any action or special proceeding thereon, and shall not prevent the foreign corporation from defending any action or special proceeding in this state.

(c) Any person having a cause of action against any foreign corporation, whether or not such corporation is qualified to do business in this state, which cause of action arose in Kansas out of such corporation doing business in Kansas, or arose while such corporation was doing business in Kansas, may file suit against the corporation in the proper court of a county in which there is proper venue. Service of process in any action shall be made in the manner prescribed by K.S.A. 60-304, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1972, ch. 52, § 147; L. 1973, ch. 100, § 21; L. 2016, ch. 110, § 120; July 1.


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