Indemnification, Contribution, and Allocation of Fault: Shifting the Blame

In one of a series of articles written by Denis Stearns that address the legal risks faced by manufacturers and distributors of food products, he writes about indemnification. Mr. Stearns explains how an indemnity agreement works: "In contract, it is because you have a written agreement from a manufacturer, or your supplier, to pay damages you incur as a result of the product, often including attorney fees. In equity, the right to recover is because the law deems it unfair for you to be liable for anything but your own negligence." The article appeared in an online newsletter for ID Access.

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