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Hello again. You asked: Who is responsible under each of the following scenarios: 1. The accident ocurred when I loaned the boat to a friend.A: The friend for the wrongful injury; possibly you, for negligent entrustment. 2. One of my partners was driving the boat when the accident ocurred.A: All partners are jointly and severally liable for the wrongful acts done on behalf of the partnership. If the partner was just piloting the boat inadvertently, then you're not liable as a partner, but you could still be liable for negligent entrustment. If the partner was piloting as a service to the person borrowing the boat, then you're directly liable, along with the other partners. Note: General partners (partners who are not members of a LLP or LLC), are personally liable for the partnership errors -- meaning that if the partnership can't pay, then the plaintiff can reach your personal assets. Otherwise, liability is limited to the property owned by the partnership. 3. One of my partners loaned the boat to his friend when the accident occurred.A: Put your partner "in your shoes," and re-read #2 above. Hope this helps.