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February 2013




Keys to Effective Hold Harmless Agreements

Bart GaryBy Bart Gary

The Hold Harmless (Indemnity) Clause of a contract is like the lifeboats on a cruise ship -- they just hang around until disaster strikes, and you hope they still work. Periodic review keeps them from becoming obsolete or worse. Indemnity simply means reimbursement, restitution, or compensation.

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Disability or Criminal Behavior? ADA Claims Involving Law Enforcement

Brian DempseyAli SabzevariBy Brian Dempsey and Ali Sabzevari

Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act ("ADA") prohibits a "public entity" from discriminating against a "qualified individual with a disability" based upon that individual's disability. An individual is deemed to have a disability in the context of the ADA if the individual: (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; (2) has a record of such impairment; or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.

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Professional Liability - The Law in 50 States

Seth KirbyThe Defense Research Institute (DRI), the largest organization of defense attorneys in the nation, has just published a practice guide entitled Professional Liability Insurance: A Compendium of State Law. FMG partner Seth Kirby authored the Compendium’s section on Georgia professional liability.
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Please join us on Tuesday, March 5, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., for a reception honoring Bart Gary, author of the recently published Georgia Construction Law Handbook. Special guests giving remarks will be Hon. Sam Olens, State Attorney General; Hon. Richard Story, United States Federal Judge for the Northern District of Georgia; Steve Lewis, CEO of United Forming, Inc.; and George Reid, Attorney/Mediator.

100 Galleria Parkway, 16th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30339.

Please RSVP to Ellyn Zagoria at [email protected] or 770.818.1423.

 

 

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