Judy believed that Ray and Don were partners in an automotive repair business. Ray and Don were not partners. Ray owned the business as a sole proprietor. Ray, however, allowed Don, his unemployed brother-in-law, to be around the business. When Judy was having her car repaired, Ray told her "my partner over there, Don, will give you a ride to work this morning so you can leave your car here. He will give you a ride back here after work and your car will be done." Judy allowed Don to drive her to work. While riding with Don, Don accidentally ran a stop light and caused an accident. Judy was hurt and claims that both Don and Ray are liable to her. Is she right?
Yes. This illustrates a partnership by estoppel.