(a) A partner's dissociation does not of itself discharge the partner's liability for a partnership obligation incurred before dissociation. A dissociated partner is not liable for a partnership obligation incurred after dissociation, except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this section.
(b) A partner who dissociates without resulting in a dissolution and winding up of the partnership business is personally liable as a partner to the other party on account of a partnership obligation incurred in connection with a transaction entered into by the partnership, or a surviving partnership under article nine of this chapter, within two years after the partner's dissociation, only if 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;
(3) Is not deemed to have had knowledge under subsection (e), section three, article three of this chapter or notice under subsection (c), section four of this article; and
(4) The obligation is one on account of which the partner would be personally liable under section six, article three of this chapter if the partner had not dissociated from the partnership.
(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 is 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.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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