A friend of mine was involved in a lawsuit against a woman, who had multiple names. At various times, this woman used as many as 5 variations on her real name (I suspect she was involved in credit card fraud). anyway , how does the law deal with multiple identities? In a legal action, the defendent is known by one name-what happens when the prosecution introduces eveidenc e that this person has gobe by other names? Can the defense just assert-“that WASN’T my client-it was somebody else!”?
I posted this in a recent thread, basically you say in your complaint
Bob A/K/A Larry A/K/A Jeff (herinafter Bob)
This acknowledges that “Bob” is known by three different names but constantly reiterating them is a hassle.
ADDIT (Another Dude Did It) is a defense to nearly every action, not just those involving aliases. You don’t have to prove in your complaint that Bob, Larry and Jeff are all the same person, but you DO have to convince a jury that all those names represent the same person if you want a verdict in your favor. As the person making the allegations, you have the burden of proving them to a jury (by a “Preponderance of the Evidence” in a civil trial)
Does this answer your question?
I’d say much the same. I often have AKAs (“Also Known As” in my court. Some of the listings of alternate names - not all of which are purposefully bogus or deceitful; some simply result from misunderstandings - can get lengthy. I’ll usually ask to see a drivers license, birth certificate or some other government-issued ID, and make a note in the file as to the correct name. Not a big deal.