• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) A partner's dissociation shall not of itself discharge the partner's liability for a partnership obligation incurred before dissociation. A dissociated partner shall not be liable for a partnership obligation incurred after dissociation, except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this section.

(b) A partner that dissociates without resulting in a dissolution and winding up of the partnership business shall be liable as a partner to the other party in a transaction entered into by the partnership, or a surviving partnership under subchapter IX of this chapter, within 2 years after the partner's dissociation, only if the partner is liable for the obligation under § 29- 603.06 and at the time of entering into the transaction the other party:

(1) Reasonably believed that the dissociated partner was then a partner;

(2) Did not have notice of the partner's dissociation; and

(3) Is not deemed to have had knowledge under § 29-603.03(e) or notice under § 29-607.04(c).

(c) By agreement with the partnership creditor and the partners continuing the business, a dissociated partner may be released from liability for a partnership obligation.

(d) A dissociated partner shall be released from liability for a partnership obligation if a partnership creditor, with notice of the partner's dissociation but without the partner's consent, agrees to a material alteration in the nature or time of payment of a partnership obligation.

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


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 41-157.3.

2001 Ed., § 33-107.03.

Legislative History of Laws

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

Uniform Law

This section is based on § 703 of the Uniform Partnership Act (1997 Act). See Vol. 6, Part I , Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition or ULA Database on Westlaw.