On Aug. 20, the Texas Supreme Court effectively issued free liability insurance to contractors sued in products liability cases when it decided Fresh Coat v. K-2, says Jason J. Irvin. Its characterization of contractors as "sellers" for purposes of indemnity will make indemnity suits commonplace in cases where plaintiffs sue both manufacturers and contractors alleging construction defects.
Indemnity Protection Extends to Contractors
September 13, 2010
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