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  Connecticut General Statutes
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Library Materials

  • Marilyn J. Ward Ford, Connecticut Corporation Law & Practice (2007).

  • 18A Am Jur Pleading & Practice Names (2006)

  • 57 Am. Jur. 2d (2001). Name

  • ALR Index :Assumed or Fictitious Names 

  • Dowling's Digest: Names

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Selected Statutes:

Chapter 248 - Vehicle Highway Use

  • Sec. 14-217. Operator to give name and address and show or surrender license, registration and insurance identification card when requested.

Chapter 620 - Trade Names

  • Sec. 35-1. Use of fictitious business names. Prohibitions and exceptions. Penalty. Unfair trade practices.

  • Sec. 35-2. Use of word banking and similar words as part of business name.

Chapter 952- Penal Code Offenses

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Connecticut Cases

  • Premier Capital, LLC v. Shaw, 189 Conn. App. 1, 206 A. 3d 237 (2019).
    The defendant raises on appeal the dispositive claim that the trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the present case as a result of the plaintiff LLC's lack of standing. Specifically, the defendant contends that the evidence adduced at trial demonstrates that Premier Capital, Inc., rather than the plaintiff LLC, acquired assets purportedly including the 1991 judgment and that, absent a real interest in the 1991 judgment, the plaintiff LLC lacked standing to seek enforcement of the 1991 judgment. In response, the plaintiff LLC argues that the listing of "Premier Capital, LLC," as the plaintiff is a scrivener's error that has not prejudiced the defendant. We agree with the defendant.

  • State v. Moore, 97 Conn. App. 243, 249, 903 A.2d 669 (2006).
    On appeal, the defendant claims that there was insufficient evidence to support her conviction of accessory to criminal impersonation...

  • America's Wholesale Lender v. Pagano, 87 Conn. App. 474, 477, 866 A.2d 698 (2005).
    The dispositive issue in this appeal is whether a corporation that brings an action solely in its trade name, without the corporation itself being named as a party, has standing so as to confer jurisdiction on the court. We conclude that, because a trade name is not an entity with legal capacity to sue, the corporation has no standing to litigate the merits of the case.

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