497.165 Liability of owners, directors, and officers regarding trust funds.—The owners, officers, and directors of any licensee under this chapter may be held jointly and severally liable for any deficiency in any trust fund required by this chapter, to the extent the deficiency arose during the period they were owners, officers, or directors of the licensee, if they intentionally or through gross negligence in the performance of their duties caused the deficiency or substantially contributed to conditions that allowed the deficiency to arise or increase.
History.—s. 5, ch. 78-407; ss. 22, 40, ch. 80-238; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; s. 1, ch. 89-8; s. 122, ch. 93-399; s. 4, ch. 96-400; s. 35, ch. 2004-301; s. 18, ch. 2005-155.
Note.—Former s. 559.4405; s. 497.025.