P.I. TIPS

Business Defendants

Why You Should Know Your Business Defendant's Structure

So you can reduce your chances of winding up with an unenforceable judgment or thrown out case...

How to Find Out the Structure of a Business

There are a couple quick ways you or an assistant can identify or confirm the structure of a business defendant and discover any individuals who could be named as co-defendants...

Naming a Business Defendant on a Summons

A court can throw out a judgment if it discovers a debtor was incorrectly named and/or served as a defendant. Or you may discover a judgment can't be enforced because the debtor's name doesn't match the name on their bank account, property and other assets, right down to the commas and periods...

Business Defendants: "Notice to the Person Served"

Do you rely on the process server to fill out this portion of your summons?

For “individual” defendants, it’s obvious and easy. But what about business defendants...

Suing a Business: Who Gets the Summons?

Part of identifying a business defendant is determining who is authorized to accept service of your summons and complaint...

Locating Business Defendants

So you've done your diligence and confirmed your business defendant's structure, correct name and what address they registered with the government. But when the process server shows up with your summons, they're gone...