(a) A partner’s dissociation shall not of itself discharge the partner’s liability for a partnership debt, obligation, or other liability incurred before dissociation. A dissociated partner shall not be liable for a partnership debt, obligation, or other liability 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
(c) By agreement with the partnership creditor and the partners continuing the business, a dissociated partner may be released from liability for a partnership debt, obligation, or other liability.
(d) A dissociated partner shall be released from liability for a partnership debt, obligation, or other liability 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 debt, obligation, or other liability.
1981 Ed., § 41-157.3.
2001 Ed., § 33-107.03.
Effect of Amendments
The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-210 substituted “debt, obligation, or other liability” for “obligation” in (a), (c) and (d).
Uniform Law: This section is based on § 703 of the Uniform Partnership Act (1997 Act).
Application of Law 19-210: Section 7 of D.C. Law 19-210 provided that the act shall apply as of January 1, 2012.