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If the DBA has expired, then it legally doesn't exist and therefore can't pursue a legal claim in court.. So you would have to get it reinstated prior to the judge hearing the case so that you can make the counterclaim moot because the DBA has been reinstated and can legally pursue the claim against the tenant.
As an aside, in addition to being an attorney, I have also been a landlord for over 26 years...
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That is the iffy part... a judge might rule that since the initial complaint was filed while the DBA was expired, it was defective from the beginning so it would have to be filed again. Or the judge could rule that was a procedural defect that was remedied by reinstating..
But if it were me, I would just go ahead and either refile entirely or at least file an amended complaint so there isn't an issue for the defendant to potentially get the case thrown out and force the delay of you having to start all over again.