Are the Helmers liable in this case? Discuss.
Liability of the Agent. Robert Helmer and Percy Helmer Jr. were authorized signatories on the corporate checking account of Event Marketing Inc. The Helmers signed a check drawn on Event Marketings account and issued to Rumarson Technologies Inc. (RTI) in the amount of $24 965. The check was signed on July 13 1998 but dated August 14. When RTI presented the check for payment it was dishonored due to insufficient funds. RTI filed a suit in a Georgia state court against the Helmers to collect the amount of the check. Claiming that the Helmers were personally liable on Event Marketings check RTI filed a motion for summary judgment. Can an authorized signatory on a corporate account be held personally liable for corporate checks returned for insufficient funds? Are the Helmers liable in this case? Discuss. [Helmer v. Rumarson Technologies Inc. 538 S.E.2d 504 (Ga.App. 2000)]