1775.15 Liability for false representation.

Effective January 1, 2010, Chapter 1775 is repealed and no longer governs partnerships. 2008 HB332.

(A) Subject to section 5815.35 of the Revised Code, when a person, by words spoken or written or by conduct, represents self, or consents to another representing the person to anyone, as a partner in an existing partnership or with one or more persons not actual partners, that person is liable to any such person to whom such representation has been made, who has, on the faith of such representation, given credit to the actual or apparent partnership, and if the person has made such representation or consented to its being made in a public manner the person is liable to the person to whom such representation has been made, whether the representation has or has not been made or communicated to such person so giving credit by or with the knowledge of the apparent partner making the representation or consenting to its being made.

(1) When a partnership liability results, the person who represented self as a partner or consented to another's making such representation is liable as though the person were an actual member of the partnership.

(2) When no partnership liability results, the person who represented self as a partner or consented to another's making such representation is liable jointly with the other persons, if any, so consenting to the contract or representation as to incur liability, otherwise separately.

(B) When a person has been thus represented to be a partner in an existing partnership, or with one or more persons not actual partners, the person so represented is an agent of the persons consenting to such representation to bind them to the same extent and in the same manner as though the person so represented were a partner in fact, with respect to persons who rely upon the representation. Where all the members of the existing partnership consent to the representation, a partnership act or obligation results; but in all other cases it is the joint act or obligation of the person acting and the persons consenting to the representation.

Effective Date: 03-22-1984; 01-01-2007; 2008 HB332 01-01-2010