35-8-909. Unknown claims against dissolved or terminated limited liability companies. (1) Subject to 35-8-908 and subsections (2) through (5) of this section, the dissolution or termination of a limited liability company, including dissolution by the expiration of its term, does not take away or impair any remedy available to or against the limited liability company or its members or managers for any claim or right, whether or not the claim or right existed or accrued prior to dissolution or termination. A proceeding by or against the limited liability company may be prosecuted or defended by the limited liability company in its name. The members and managers have power to take action as appropriate to protect the remedy, right, or claim.
(2) A dissolved or terminated limited liability company may publish notice of its dissolution or termination and request that persons having claims against it present the claims in accordance with the notice.
(3) The notice must:
(a) be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the dissolved or terminated limited liability company's principal office is located or, if there is none in this state, then in the county in which its designated office is or was last located;
(b) describe the information required to be contained in a claim and provide a mailing address to which the claim is to be sent; and
(c) state that a claim against the limited liability company is barred unless a proceeding to enforce the claim is commenced within 5 years after publication of the notice.
(4) If a dissolved or terminated limited liability company publishes a notice in accordance with subsection (3), the claim of each of the following claimants is barred unless the claimant commences a proceeding to enforce the claim against the dissolved or terminated company within 5 years after the publication date of the notice:
(a) a claimant who did not receive written notice under 35-8-908;
(b) a claimant whose claim was timely sent to the dissolved or terminated company but not acted on; and
(c) a claimant whose claim is contingent on or based on an event occurring after the effective date of dissolution or termination.
(5) A claim not barred under this section may be enforced:
(a) against the dissolved or terminated limited liability company, to the extent of its undistributed assets; or
(b) if the assets have been distributed in liquidation, against a member of the dissolved or terminated company to the extent of the member's proportionate share of the claim or the company's assets distributed to the member in liquidation, whichever is less, but a member's total liability for all claims under this section may not exceed the total amount of assets distributed to the member.
History: En. Sec. 54, Ch. 120, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 43, Ch. 302, L. 1999.