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I am asked to accept a liability provision for indemnification resulting from a third parties claim of infringement against my client. This is confusing. I interpret this as I''m somehow liable for the actions of my client. Is this correct?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Roger replied 9 years ago.

You're exactly right in your interpretation. Indemnification is the act of being held not liable or being protected from costs by shifting them to another party - and they are enforceable!!

You don't want to sign one of these, or if you do, make sure you only agree to indemnify the client for any claims caused by your own actions, and not the actions of the client.

This basically nullifies the agreement because if you're ultimately liable, you're going to have to pay anyway, but if the client is responsible, you don't have to.

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