Richert v. Handly
Supreme Court of Washington
330 P.2d 1079 (1958)
Theodore Richert (plaintiff) and C.C. Handly (defendant) established a logging partnership. Richert made a capital contribution of approximately $27,000 for supplies. Handly used his own equipment for the business and was paid for this service. Richert and Handly agreed to share the profits of the company equally but did not agree on any particular method of sharing partnership losses. Richert filed an action for dissolution and accounting. At the time of dissolution, the business had approximately $15,000 in net receipts, meaning about $12,000 in net loss including Richert’s contribution. The trial court found that neither Richert nor Handly were entitled to judgment against the other and thus dismissed Richert’s complaint. Richert appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Hunter, J.)
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