Managing Your Risk and the Contractual Duty to Defend in California
When: February 25th, 12pm-1pm
- Participants will review basic contractual indemnity principles and how the application of the contractual liability exclusion in professional liability insurance policies can create uninsured exposure when design professionals contractually agree to defend a third party from a claim or lawsuit.
- Following a brief overview of the changes to California Civil Code section 2782.8 governing the contractual duty to defend, attendees will review numerous indemnity clauses from both the private and public sector in order to learn how the different interpretations of this code section are being applied and the potential impact on design professionals.
- Attendees will learn strategies to help negotiate insurable indemnity clauses as well as contractual safeguards to help mitigate the impact of an uninsurable indemnity obligation.
- The final portion of the seminar will focus on additional risk management strategies firms can employ to help mitigate the impact of an uninsurable indemnity clause.