Protecting Subcontractors, and Their Insurers, from Unanticipated and Overwhelming Contract Indemnity Risk - Rich Godshall and Gregory McNamee

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January 9, 2014

In states without adequate anti-indemnity statutory protections, subcontractors and their insurers who do not reevaluate their contract negotiations face serious risks of general contractor indemnity. The consequences of broad indemnity provisions can include hefty financial obligations should litigation arise. In “Protecting Subcontractors, and Their Insurers, from Unanticipated and Overwhelming Contract Indemnity Risk,” published on December 27, 2013 in the Defense Research Institute’s Construction Law Committee newsletter, The Critical Path, attorney Rich Godshall outlines steps subcontractors and their insurers can take to protect themselves by proactively identifying and minimizing indemnity risk.

Mr. Godshall, a shareholder in Segal McCambridge’s Philadelphia office, primarily handles catastrophic injury cases arising from construction, products liability and trucking accidents.  In the construction arena, he represents clients facing insurance issues stemming from contractual risk transfer, indemnification provisions, and additional insured endorsements. Philadelphia associate attorney Gregory McNamee assisted in writing “Protecting Subcontractors, and Their Insurers, from Unanticipated and Overwhelming Contract Indemnity Risk.”

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