0

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?

2
  • 1
    Why 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 Beyer
    Oct 21 '19 at 19:55
  • It is only one entity. Like a person - Michael, AKA Big Mike. Two names isn't two people. Oct 21 '19 at 20:05
3

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.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.