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The answer to that question depends. Essentially, a company can have more than one person who may "bind the company" based on their position, title, etc. For example, the vice president of a company can (and oftentimes does) bind a company, so his signature, would be valid on a contract. On the other hand, a janitor or bookkeeper could not.
Do they have a title in the company?
If there was some kind of fraud in the execution of the contract, like her putting down a fake title at the direction of the other company, that is not a valid contract.
If she had done that on her own, the other company may have had an argument that she had the apparent authority to bind the company, making the contract valid, but if they knew she was not the co-owner and had her write it down anyway, they can't argue that they belived she had the authority to sign.
The question for you at this point becomes whether they are going to dig their heels in and litigate the issue, and if so, whether it is worth it to you in terms of cost and headache to fight it.
Based on what you've said, it sounds like you have a very good shot at winning. Of course, these things are very fact driven, so the devil is in the details. Still, it sounds like you are in pretty good shape if they told her to lie on the contract.
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