2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 7 - Corporations and Associations
Article 60 - Uniform Partnership Law
§ 7-60-116. Liability of purported partner
(1) If a person, by words or conduct, purports to be a partner or consents to being represented by another as a partner, in a partnership or with one or more persons not partners, the purported partner is liable to a person to whom the representation is made, if that person, relying on the representation, enters into a transaction with the actual or purported partnership. If the representation, either by the purported partner or by a person with the purported partner's consent, is made in a public manner, the purported partner is liable to a person who relies upon the purported partnership even if the purported partner is not aware of being held out as a partner to the claimant. If a partnership obligation results, the purported partner is liable with respect to that obligation as if the purported partner were a partner in the partnership, and, if the partnership is a limited liability partnership, the purported partner's liability is subject to section 7-60-115 (2) as if the purported partner were a partner in the limited liability partnership. If no partnership obligation results, the purported partner is liable with respect to that liability jointly and severally with any other person consenting to the representation.
(2) When a partnership liability results, such person is liable as though the person were an actual member of the partnership; except that, in the case of a limited liability partnership, the person's liability is subject to section 7-60-115 (2).
(3) When no partnership liability results, such person is liable jointly with the other persons, if any, so consenting to the contract or representation as to incur liability, otherwise separately.
(4) 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 purported partner 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 purported partner 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.
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