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RCW 25.10.791 Effect of merger.
(1) When a merger becomes effective:
(a) The surviving organization continues;
(b) Each constituent organization that merges into the surviving organization ceases to exist as a separate entity;
(c) All property owned by each constituent organization that ceases to exist vests in the surviving organization;
(d) All debts, liabilities, and other obligations of each constituent organization that ceases to exist continue as obligations of the surviving organization;
(e) An action or proceeding pending by or against any constituent organization that ceases to exist may be continued as if the merger had not occurred;
(f) Except as prohibited by other law, all of the rights, privileges, immunities, powers, and purposes of each constituent organization that ceases to exist vest in the surviving organization;
(g) Except as otherwise provided in the plan of merger, the terms and conditions of the plan of merger take effect;
(h) Except as otherwise agreed, if a constituent limited partnership ceases to exist, the merger does not dissolve the limited partnership for the purposes of article 8 of this chapter; and
(i) Any amendments provided for in the articles of merger for the organizational document that created the surviving organization become effective.
(2) A surviving organization that is a foreign organization consents to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state to enforce any obligation owed by a constituent organization, if before the merger the constituent organization was subject to suit in this state on the obligation. A surviving organization that is a foreign organization and not registered to transact business in this state may be served with process pursuant to RCW 23.95.450 for the purposes of enforcing an obligation under this subsection.
NOTES:
Effective dateContingent effective date2015 c 176: See note following RCW 23.95.100.
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