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Agreements to Defend or Pay the Cost of Defense - Void

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Senator Hough


Veto sustained (0-46)

Synopsis:Providing that specified provisions in a contract or an agreement relating to architectural, engineering, inspecting, or surveying services that purport to require the promisor or indemnitor to defend or pay the costs of defending specified promisees or indemnitees against liability for specified damages are against public policy and are void and unenforceable under specified circumstances; and applying the Act prospectively.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senator Hough
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0871
Introduced in a prior session as: SB0387 Session: 2015 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee HearingJudiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Architects
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Inspections -see also- Motor Vehicle Inspection
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Negligence -see also- Medical Malpractice
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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