2019 Code of Alabama
Title 10A - Alabama Business and Nonprofit Entities Code.
Chapter 8A - Alabama Partnership Law
Article 4 - Relations of Partners to Each Other and to Partnership.
Section 10A-8A-4.11 - General standards of partner's conduct.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 10A-8A-4.11 (2019)
Section 10A-8A-4.11General standards of partner's conduct.

(a) The duties that a partner has to the partnership and to the other partners include the duty of loyalty and the duty of care as described in subsections (b) and (c).

(b) A partner's duty of loyalty to the partnership and to the other partners includes each of the following:

(1) to account to the partnership and to hold as trustee for it any property, profit, or benefit derived by the partner in the conduct or winding up of the partnership's business or not for profit activity or derived from a use by the partner of partnership property, including the appropriation of a partnership opportunity;

(2) to refrain from dealing with the partnership in the conduct or winding up of the partnership's business or not for profit activity as or on behalf of a party having an interest adverse to the partnership; and

(3) to refrain from competing with the partnership in the conduct or winding up of the partnership's business or not for profit activity.

(c) A partner's duty of care to the partnership and to the other partners in the conduct or winding up of the partnership's business or not for profit activity includes refraining from engaging in grossly negligent or reckless conduct, intentional misconduct, or a knowing violation of law.

(d) A partner shall discharge the duties to the partnership and to the other partners under this chapter and under the partnership agreement and exercise any rights consistently with the implied contractual covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

(e) A partner does not violate a duty or obligation under this chapter or under the partnership agreement merely because the partner's conduct furthers the partner's own interest.

(Act 2018-125, §7.)
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