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58a-1010. Limitation on personal liability of trustee. (a) Except as otherwise provided in the contract, a trustee is not personally liable on a contract properly entered into in the trustee's fiduciary capacity in the course of administering the trust if the trustee in the contract disclosed the fiduciary capacity.

(b) A trustee is personally liable for torts committed in the course of administering a trust, or for obligations arising from ownership or control of trust property, including liability for violation of environmental law, only if the trustee is personally at fault.

(c) A claim based on a contract entered into by a trustee in the trustee's fiduciary capacity, on an obligation arising from ownership or control of trust property or on a tort committed in the course of administering a trust, may be asserted in a judicial proceeding against the trustee in the trustee's fiduciary capacity, whether or not the trustee is personally liable for the claim.

History: L. 2002, ch. 133, ยง 85; January 1, 2003.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Navigating the New Kansas Uniform Trust Code: Familiar and Unfamiliar Waters," Cheryl C. Boushka and Mark. W. Knackendoffel, 71 J.K.B.A. No. 10, 34 (2002).

"The Kansas Uniform Trust Code," David M. English, 51 K.L.R. 311 (2003).


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