Munster, IN asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Virginia

Q: My LLC is being sued along with me as an individual. How can I separate the two so I can defend myself?

Basically I've been hit with a frivilous lawsuit from an old advisor who has dragged out the court process long enough to bankrupt me. I'm trying to make it to court so I can get the case thrown out, but since the LLC is attached I can't defend myself. Is there a way to separate myself as an individual and let the LLC just go bankrupt? I have no other option except to defend myself at this point.

1 Lawyer Answer
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: The answer to your question will depend on what is alleged in the lawsuit that was filed against the LLC and against you. There is no general answer like one size fits all.

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