My question involves court procedures for the state of: Nevada
Let's say a plaintiff displays in court a written contract between me and some company ABC (I'll call it OldABC), address XYZ. It then suggests that according to that contract I own his company with the same name ABC (I'll call it NewABC), and with different address EFG in different state, some significant amount of money according to this contract.
My research shows that the OldABC company was never registered at the address XYZ. In fact it was not even registered in the state where address XYZ belongs to and where the contract was signed. There are still some connections which can be proven to exist between NewABC and address XYZ, such as one of NewABC company agents/officers, acting on behalf of some other company may have once rented an office or residence at that address in the past.
So my question is: given that I have no way to verify that company NewABC is or a successor of company OldABC and they probably have no way to prove that too (since the only thing known about that company OldABC from the contract is its XYZ address) what do you think of using this fact as a defense in this case?
I've first considered a settlement with them but at the moment I can't even be sure that they are the original party with who I signed the original contract. Hypothetically they could as well be some other people who acquired that contract in some way (e.g. illegally from their previous employer) and registered a company with the same name in a different state.
Side note: The contract itself was not really something I entered voluntarily, but instead was a result of unfair business practices from a 3rd party side. This things aside, I don't want to go through burden of trying to void the contract and I'm looking for an easier way out.