Funk Jewelry Co. v. State ex rel. La Prade

In Funk Jewelry Co. v. State ex rel. La Prade, 46 Ariz. 348, 50 P.2d 945 (1935), the court reasoned that the inability of a corporation to obtain a license to operate a store that employed an optometrist made such a practice illegal. 46 Ariz. at 351, 50 P.2d at 946. Because "the defendant company could not conduct a business without a license" and the state had "the right to exclude any individual from practicing such profession unless he had met the statutory qualifications and obtained a license from the state," the court concluded that the defendant "is violating the law regulating optometry" by operating a store without such a license. Id.