A united corporation formed under sections 1715.32 to 1715.38, inclusive, of the Revised Code, at the request of a majority of its members, or by act of its board of trustees, directors or other governing body, may in its corporate name petition the court of common pleas of the proper county, setting forth the fact of the union, and such court may make an order requiring such governing body to convey to the new corporation the real estate owned and held by the parties to the union, as it directs. If any of the members of such governing body refuse or neglect to obey such order, the decree for the conveyance shall serve as such conveyance. The order shall not be inconsistent with the original terms under which the real estate became vested in, or entrusted to, the parties to the union. In all cases the grantors of the real estate to such parties, the heirs of such grantors, or such other parties as the petitioners deem advisable may be made defendants to the petition. Defendants who make no defense shall not be subject to costs.
Notice of the pendency of such petition must be given, by publication in a newspaper published in the county where the petition is filed, for four consecutive weeks, setting forth the object and prayer of the petition.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .