Texas legislature declines to alter risk shifting balance

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July 1, 2007

The 2007 Session of the Texas Legislature closed on May 28, 2007 failing to pass Senate Bill 346 and its identical companion bill, House Bill 1152. Consequently, construction parties may continue to use broad form indemnity provisions and additional insured clauses in standard construction contracts. SB 346 passed the Senate but stalled in the House Civil Practices Committee. The bills would have made these types of risk shifting provisions void and unenforceable.

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