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I am a manager of an LLC. I signed a contract with an advertiser

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I am a manager of an LLC. I signed a contract with an advertiser only because the owner was not present. On the contract next to my name I clearly wrote, "General Manager" to assume no personal responsibility. The company, who I still work for, is delinquent on payments. This includes a check I wrote from the company's account, which bounced. The advertiser is now trying to say that I am liable for the debt owed and guilty of fraudulent behavior (bounced check) because I signed the contract. Also, I live in Ohio. Is this possible on either counts?
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Good morning. No, you have no personal liability. Nor are you at risk for any fraud charge. This is so typical of creditors to try to intimidate people into paying for something they don't owe. You clearly signed this on behalf of the LLC and so only the LLC is liable. And, you were clearly within your authority as General Manager to do so. Although you can never prevent someone from filing a suit against you, they have no chance of prevailing with this and you should let them know should they make any more libelous and/or slanderous accusations about you, you will be filing your own suit for defamation...seeking both actual and punitive damages.

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