TITLE 9
Courts and Civil Procedure–Procedure Generally

CHAPTER 9-2
Parties

SECTION 9-2-9


§ 9-2-9 Restricted liability on instrument signed as fiduciary.

Where an instrument contains, or a person adds to his or her signature, words indicating that he or she contracts or signs in his or her representative capacity as trustee, executor, administrator, guardian, or conservator, he or she shall not be personally liable on the instrument, if he or she was duly authorized to make the instrument in his or her representative capacity; should an action on the instrument be brought against the trustee, executor, administrator, guardian, or conservator in his or her representative capacity, or against his or her successor, an execution on any judgment obtained against him or her shall run only against the goods, chattels, and real estate of the estate in the hands and possession of the trustee, executor, administrator, guardian, or conservator, or his or her successor, and not against his or her own property and estate; provided, that upon a suggestion of waste as provided in § 33-9-28, a civil action may be brought against him or herpersonally in the manner provided in § 33-9-28, and the procedure shall be in conformity with § 33-9-28 and applicable procedural rules.

History of Section.
(G.L., ch. 208, § 24, as enacted by C.P.A. 1905, § 1147; G.L. 1909, ch. 259, § 24; G.L. 1923, ch. 303, § 24; G.L. 1938, ch. 529, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 9-2-9; P.L. 1965, ch. 55, § 8; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 15.)