1729.10 Evidence of incorporation.

(A) A copy of the association's articles of incorporation or amended articles filed in the office of the secretary of state, and certified by the secretary of state, is conclusive evidence, except as against the state, that the association has been incorporated under the laws of this state; and a copy certified by the secretary of state of any certificate of amendment or other certificate is prima-facie evidence of such amendment or of the facts stated in the certificate, and of the observance and performance of all antecedent conditions necessary to the action that the certificate purports to evidence.

(B) A copy of amended articles filed in the office of the secretary of state, and certified by the secretary of state, shall be accepted in this state and other jurisdictions in lieu of the original articles, amendments to the articles, and prior amended articles.

(C) The original or a copy of the record of minutes of the proceedings of the incorporators of an association, or of the proceedings or meetings of the members or any class of stockholders, or of the directors, or of any committee thereof, including any written consent, waiver, release, or agreement entered in such record or minutes, or the original or a copy of a statement that no specified proceeding was had or that no specified consent, waiver, release, or agreement exists, shall, when certified to be true by the secretary or an assistant secretary of an association, be received in the courts as prima-facie evidence of the facts stated therein. Every meeting referred to in the certified original or copy is considered duly called and held, and all motions and resolutions adopted and proceedings had at the meeting are considered duly adopted and had, and all elections of directors and all elections or appointments of officers chosen at the meeting are considered valid, until the contrary is proved; and whenever a person who is not a member, patron, or stockholder of an association has acted in good faith in reliance upon any such certified original or copy, it is conclusive in that person's favor.

Cite as R.C. § 1729.10

History. Effective Date: 08-05-1998