Sunday, March 16, 2008
Standing of Partnership to Sue
Prior to mid-1970's, partnerships did not have standing separate and apart from the individual partners. Then Pinellas County v. Lake Padgett Piness, 333. So.2d 472 (Fla.2nd DCA 1976) allowed partnership to sue to protect partnership's interest in real property that statute allowed to be held in partnership name. Result codified in 620.8201 and 620.8307(1),(2). Can sue and be sued in the partnership name as are separate legal entitities.