California  |  Personal Injury

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Asked on: 6/02/13, 4:59 pm

I need help naming the defendant in Orange County, CA small claims case.

I contracted food poisoning from a fast food restaurant and need to take them to small claims. This is a national chain and the individual restaurant is a franchise owned by the XYZ Corp. I have their agent for service of process from the state website.

How do I list the defendant? Is it XYZ Corp dba Fast Food Restaurant? I am confused, because the corporation did not make me sick, but they are the legal owners of the restaurant that did.

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