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A sole proprietorship is not a "company" rather it is a designation of a person doing business under a business name. As such, a sole proprietorship does not have any of the limited liability protection that a company would have and hence the individual owner can be sued personally
your current LLC company does provide you with limited liability and to the extent possible would shield you from legal actions against you
Can they sue a sole proprietary that's no longer in business?
a sole proprietorship is generally not dissolved as there isn't any company to dissolve so unfortunately your personal liability continues even if you are not using the name
so the answer is yes because they are in effect suing you
the law suit cannot be passed to the LLC because the LLC was not involved in the matter as it did not exist at time of the events. In fact, plaintiff would likely rather sue you than an LLC because you likely have assets to collect against while the LLC may little to no assets
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