hold harmless clause


hold harmless clause
United Kingdom
A clause, often included as part of an indemnity provision in the US, under which one contracting party (A) undertakes not to hold another contracting party (B) responsible for ("harmless against") certain claims and liability that A may incur, so that A will not sue B for recovery of losses suffered by A in the situations specified in the contract. Although a hold harmless clause is often located in indemnity provisions, it is not, in itself, an indemnity.
For an example of an indemnity clause that includes hold harmless wording, see Standard document, Confidentiality agreement: joint ventures (www.practicallaw.com/8-102-5996).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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