2016 Tennessee Code
Title 48 - Corporations and Associations
Nonprofit Corporations
Chapter 51 - General Provisions
Part 3 - Filing Documents
§ 48-51-307. Appeal from secretary of state's refusal to file document.

TN Code § 48-51-307 (2016) What's This?

(a) If the secretary of state refuses to file a document delivered to the secretary of state's office for filing, the domestic or foreign corporation may appeal the refusal to the chancery court of Davidson County. The appeal is commenced by petitioning the court to compel filing the document and by attaching to the petition the document and the secretary of state's explanation of the secretary of state's refusal to file.

(b) The court may summarily order the secretary of state to file the document or take other action the court considers appropriate.

(c) The court's final decision may be appealed as in other civil proceedings.

(d) Any judicial review of the secretary of state's refusal to file a document shall be conducted in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, compiled in title 4, chapter 5.

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