Additional insured status useless due to anti-indemnity laws MAXIM CRANE WORKS, LP v. ZURICH AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, Dist. Court, SD Texas 2019 FACTS Crane lessor… Read More »Construction insurance – expensive because it is incomprehensible
PARTIES AND FACTS Wegmans grocery store was constructing a store in Burlington Massachusetts. It hired two companies to work on the project. Aerotek contracted with… Read More »Interesting Questions Deflected by Local Court to be Decided by Forum Identified in Agreement
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