Third Party Indemnities (in the Michael/Donald contract)

IT indemnities almost always address third party claims. That generates confusion, and contract-drafters often don’t even realize they misunderstand. Most clauses address the relationship between the parties. But in an indemnity against third party claims, the indemnitor isn’t liable to the other party (unless it breaches the indemnity). A third party indemnity is a no-fault […]

Don’t grant a fault-based indemnity

I think it’s a mistake to indemnify against claims resulting from indemnitor negligence or other wrongdoing. Indemnities against 3rd party claims usually specify the claims in question. They list IP claims, subcontractor compensation claims, or whatever. It doesn’t matter whether the indemnitor did something wrong under the typical clause. The vendor doesn’t just defend IP […]