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independent contractor

Medtalk A nonsalaried employee–eg, 'temp' nurse, 'per-diem' physician, consultant, etc, who provides a service at a rate higher than that of a salaried full-time employees, who is hired on an 'as-needed' basis; ICs don't receive health benefits, retirement contributions, paid vacation, or have part of their pay deducted for taxes. See Employee, Locum tenens, Per diem.
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An important aspect of coverage, under a commercial general liability policy, is for an insured's obligation, to contractually indemnify another, for its tort liability for bodily injury or property damage to a third person or organization.
His cases have established legal principles that protect defense contractors from tort liability arising out of combatant scenarios.
As far as the legal system and the field of application is concerned, it must be said that while the contactual liability refers only to the reparation of the contract prejudice, being conditioned by the existence of a viable contract between the author of the prejudice and the damaged party as well as the requirement that the prejudice to result from the lack of performance, improper or late performance of an obligation stipulated in the respective contract, tort liability refers to the compensation of all non-contractual damages while its rules apply, whenever it is necessary to contractual liability.
If this threat is salient, policyholders in states that permit tort liability for insurer bad faith should receive more favorable insurance settlements.
Negligent entrustment and storage | There is nothing novel about tort liability for a gun owner who provides a weapon to someone he should know is likely to misuse it, or who negligently allows such a person to obtain a weapon he owns.
have generally rejected tort liability for speech on a theory of
controversy over the underlying rationale for tort liability, one that
The actual or potential imposition of civil tort liability changes the behavior of others.
Civil liability has two main forms, respectively tort liability and contractual liability (4).
Whatever the failings of China's new Tort Liability Law, critics will be hard-pressed to argue it was hastily conceived.
And tort liability for "noneconomic loss" caused by the "ownership, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle" is allowed when "the injured person has suffered death, serious impairment of body function, or permanent serious disfigurement.