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Any good websites to untangle corporate webs?

So I normally do ID. That's easy - you get a referral and a jd4hire09/26/17
Are you thinking something like a Dun & Bradstreet report? jackofspeed09/26/17
Find out through discovery. If limitations could be an issu jeffm09/26/17
I might name all possible entities metsfan09/26/17
Credited. That's how plaintiffs in my Jx approach it. tdkerabatsos09/28/17
jd4hire (Sep 26, 2017 - 11:28 am)

So I normally do ID. That's easy - you get a referral and assigned a client.

I have two plaintiff PI cases where identifying the correct corporate entity to sue has been a giant pain (I've always questioned how PI attorneys identify the right nursing home entities as they create ridiculous amounts of corporations).

Does anyone know of a website or resource where you can get to the bottom of this?

One case is against a trendy hotel brand. We received letter from adjuster wherein it noted insured's name was "X." X is not registered in state. All information online suggests that trendy hotel brand is owned by Y. Secretary of state website shows 36 corporate entities associated with Y's corporate address. One appears to be management corp. for trendy hotel brand.

Second suit involves large rental car company (I'm familiar with Graves Amendment). There are tons of corporate entities and none have filed DBAs.

Thanks in advance.

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jackofspeed (Sep 26, 2017 - 12:09 pm)

Are you thinking something like a Dun & Bradstreet report? (D&B http://www.dnb.com)

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jeffm (Sep 26, 2017 - 6:40 pm)

Find out through discovery. If limitations could be an issue, hurry.

In my state, we have a Request for Disclosure which requires the other side to provide the correct names of the parties to the suit. See the first bullet point: http://www.dallas-divorce-lawyer.com/discovery/discovery-requests-for-disclosure/

Still, there can be some risk because it counts on what the party answering might or might not know. It's risky, for malpractice purposes, not to be sure you have the correct defendant. Good luck.

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metsfan (Sep 26, 2017 - 9:00 pm)

I might name all possible entities

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tdkerabatsos (Sep 28, 2017 - 7:13 am)

Credited. That's how plaintiffs in my Jx approach it.

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