Jack and Jill are partners in a water transport business - 11665

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Jack and Jill are partners in a water transport business. While Jack is out of town, Jill fails to purify the water the partnership sold to a restaurant, and many customers became ill. The restaurant sued Jack and Jill for $20,000. Can Jack be held liable for Jill's mistake?

  1.  Yes, Jack is fully liable for judgments against the partnership.
  2.  No, because Jack was not present when the error occurred.
  3.  Yes, if Jack is a general partner.
  4.  Yes, if both Jack and Jill are general partners.
Solution Description

Jack and Jill are partners in a water transport business. While Jack is out of town, Jill fails to purify the water the partnership sold to a restaurant, and many customers became ill. The restaurant sued Jack and Jill for $20,000. Can Jack be held liable for Jill's mistake?