Question: Liability comparisons: Merideth Harper has invested $25,000 in Southwest Development Company. The firm has recently declared bankruptcy and has $60,000 in unpaid debts. Explain the nature of payments, if any, by Merideth in each of the following situations.
a. Southwest Development Company is a sole proprietorship owned by Ms. Harper.
b. Southwest Development Company is a 50–50 partnership of Merideth Harper and Christopher Black.
c. Southwest Development Company is a corporation.
Answer: Since Merideth Harper owns the company, she is liable for the debts of the organization which means the creditors will claim against her assets…….