• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) A partnership may sue and be sued in the name of the partnership.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (f) of this section, action may be brought against the partnership and, to the extent not inconsistent with § 29-603.06, any or all of the partners in the same action or in separate actions.

(c) A judgment against a partnership shall not by itself be a judgment against a partner. A judgment against a partnership shall not be satisfied from a partner's assets unless there is also a judgment against the partner.

(d) A judgment creditor of a partner may not levy execution against the assets of the partner to satisfy a judgment based on a claim against the partnership unless the partner is personally liable for the claim under § 29-603.06 and:

(1) A judgment based on the same claim has been obtained against the partnership and a writ of execution on the judgment has been returned unsatisfied in whole or in part;

(2) The partnership is a debtor in bankruptcy;

(3) The partner has agreed that the creditor need not exhaust partnership assets;

(4) A court grants permission to the judgment creditor to levy execution against the assets of a partner based on a finding that partnership assets subject to execution are clearly insufficient to satisfy the judgment, that exhaustion of partnership assets is excessively burdensome, or that the grant of permission is an appropriate exercise of the court's equitable powers; or

(5) Liability is imposed on the partner by law or contract independent of the existence of the partnership.

(e) This section shall apply to any partnership liability or obligation resulting from a representation by a partner or purported partner under § 29-603.08.

(f) A partner shall not be a proper party to an action against a partnership if that partner is not personally liable for the claim under § 29-603.06.

(July 2, 2011, D.C. Law 18-378, § 2, 58 DCR 1720.)


Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., § 33-103.07.

1981 Ed., § 41-153.7.

Legislative History of Laws

For history of Law 18-378, see notes under § 29-101.01.

Uniform Law

This section is based on § 307 of the Uniform Partnership Act (1997 Act). See Vol. 6, Part I , Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition or ULA Database on Westlaw.