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Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on indemnification legislation

Posted on July 18, 2012 by Dene Westbrook

This morning the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on HB 5466, a bill that prohibits a pubilc entity from requiring a contractor to defend the public entity or any other party from liability claims.

The bill would prohibit an indemnification agreement between a public entity and a contractor for an amount greater than the degree of fault of the contractor.

The League testified in opposition to the legislation.  We were joined by Abigail Elias, Chief Assistant City Attorney for the City of Ann Arbor. The committee did not vote on the legislation.

Samantha Harkins works for the Michigan Municipal League handling municipal services and energy and technology issues.  She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at sharkins@mml.org

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