Let's say "CompanyName" LLC is being sued for its business activities under the business names "FirstAssumedName" and "SecondAssumedName". Does a Plaintiff name and serve the "CompanyName" LLC once or twice for each business name?
Does a Defendant LLC that is getting sued under two business names get named and served as Defendant once or twice?
1Why would you not just name "CompanyName LLC dba FirstAssumedName, dba SecondAssumedName"? You should only really serve the "CompanyName LLC", but you can clarify the DBA in the paperwork.– Ron BeyerOct 21, 2019 at 19:55
It is only one entity. Like a person - Michael, AKA Big Mike. Two names isn't two people.– George WhiteOct 21, 2019 at 20:05
You sue the legal person
One of the things that distinguishes legal personhood from other structures is the ability to sue and be sued. You can't sue a business name or a trust for example but you can sue a company.
I have in fact been required to make adjudication decisions that I know will be unenforceable in court because the applicant named a trust rather than the trustee.