• 8 minutes

Indemnification - Understanding Subcontracting Notices and Consents


Indemnification clauses can be written very broadly.

Indemnification is where a contractor agrees to cover any costs or harm, or loss that the owner may sustain as a result of the contractor’s fault or the fault of its subcontractors. Indemnification in the subcontractor agreement agrees to identify the contractor and the owner for any loss or harm sustained by the contractor or owner as a result of the subcontractor. In addition to contractual indemnification, an obligation of indemnification can occur as a matter of the common law. A party's right to indemnification may arise from a contract or may be implied based upon the law's notion of what is fair and proper as between the parties. Implied, or common‐law, indemnity is a restitution concept which permits shifting the loss because to fail to do so would result in the unjust enrichment of one party at the expense of the other and is frequently employed in favor of one who is vicariously liable for the tort of another. Common‐law indemnification is generally available in favor of one who is held responsible solely by operation of law because of his relation to the actual wrongdoer.

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John A. Snow

John A. Snow

Parsons Behle & Latimer

  • Attorney with Parsons Behle & Latimer, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice consists of general civil litigation, including commercial, professional malpractice, construction, and insurance coverage and defense
  • Designated in The Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year in litigation, real estate, and construction law; and designated in the areas of practice of legal malpractice defense, commercial litigation, and construction
  • Designated in Utah Business magazine‚Äôs Utah Legal Elite in the areas of business and civil litigation and construction law and as a Super Lawyer in the Mountain States in Super Lawyer Magazine
  • Chair of the Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee of the Utah State Bar
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 801-536-6772

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