California Misses Target In Defining Fictitious Business Name

California's fictitious business name law is ostensibly intended to make available to the public the identities of persons doing business under the fictitious name.  In general, the law requires a local filing of a fictitious business name...

How Filing A Fictitious Business Name Statement Can Win A Lawsuit

In California, a corporation's fictitious business name is any name other than the corporate name stated in the articles of incorporation.  Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17900(b)(3).  A corporation that regularly transacts business in California for...

Fictitious Name Use Fails To Engender Standing Or Jurisdictional Issue

California Code of Civil Procedure Section 367 requires that every action must be prosecuted in the name of the real party of interest.  What happens when a plaintiff sues under a fictitious business name of a dissolved foreign limited liability...

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