Category Archives: Indemnity

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Last, but NOT Least: Why You Should Take a Closer Look at Your Next Indemnification Clause

Indemnification clauses appear in nearly every agreement, but they are often overlooked as mere boilerplate provisions after the parties have painstakingly negotiated all of the other terms. It is not uncommon for parties to simply re-use the indemnity language from a prior agreement without considering whether it is a good fit for their current project. … Continue Reading

Architect-Engineer’s Duty to Defend Is Immediate Under Construction Indemnity Clause

By Helen Lauderdale Indemnification clauses in construction contracts often state that one party to the contract – the "indemnitor" – will defend and indemnify the other party from particular types of claims. On construction projects, the "indemnitors" are typically the contractor and architect/engineer ("A-E") who agree to defend and indemnify the owner – the "indemnitee." … Continue Reading

New Legislation on Wrap-up Insurance And Indemnity Clauses

By Edward B. Lozowicki and James G. Higgins Owners, developers and major general contractors are ramping up their use of wrap-up insurance policies on building and industrial projects. When sponsored by an Owner, wrap-ups are dubbed  Owner-Controlled Insurance Program ("OCIPs"). If the general contractor sponsors the wrap-up, it is termed a Contractor Controlled Insurance Program ("CCIPs"). These policies … Continue Reading
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