Thanks for the response, this is very helpful. Believe it or not, the Defendant in question does business as a true California General Partnership. While I understand that all of the individual partners are jointly liable, does that mean that I can actually name all of the individual partners as Defendants, or does it only mean that the individual partners would be responsible for satisfying any judgement that would be entered against the General Partnership. I'm just trying to determine if I can actually name every individual partner as a Defendant even though it was only the General Partnership that committed the torts?
If the general partners are liable then yes, you should name them as defendants. Otherwise at the end of the lawsuit you won't have a judgment against them.