Person, Sole Proprietors, Businesses (Recipient, Defendant)

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It is important to correctly identify the type for the recipient/defendant because it will help ensure that you can collect the money if you win the case. Courts often treat sole proprietorships as a person because they are owned by one person with no legal distinctions between the owner and the business. 

The types of parties are defined below:

  • Person: An individual who is personally involved in the dispute.
  • Sole Proprietorship: A business owned by one person with no legal distinction between the owner and the business. If you are bringing a case against a Sole Proprietorship, the business owner should also be named as a defendant.    
    • Usually, a small business without "LLC, Inc" in its business name is likely a Sole Proprietorship. 
  • Business: A business owned by one or multiple people or businesses but is a separate legal entity (LLC, corporation, association, etc) from its owner(s).
    • These businesses will contain "LLC, Inc" in their business name.

Persona, Propietarios Únicos, Empresas (Demandado)

Un acusado dentro de un caso puede ser una persona, un propietario único o una empresa.

Es importante identificar correctamente cual de los tres, porque ayudará a garantizar que pueda cobrar el dinero de la parte apropiada si gana el caso.

Los tipos de partes se definen a continuación:

  • Persona: una persona que está personalmente involucrada en la disputa
  • Empresa unipersonal/Propietario Único: una empresa propiedad de una persona sin distinción legal entre el propietario y la empresa.
  • Negocio: un negocio propiedad de una o varias personas o empresas, que es una entidad legal separada (LLC, corporación, asociación, etc.) de su(s) propietario(s)

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