As explained in the 2005 Appellate Court case of America's Wholesale Lender v. Pagano, "[b]ecause the trade name of a legal entity does not have a separate legal existence, a plaintiff bringing an action solely in a trade name cannot confer jurisdiction on the court."
Coldwell Banker Manning Realty, Inc. v. Cushman and Wakefield of Connecticut, Inc.
Connecticut Appellate Court
July 16, 2012
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