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v to possess by reason of a lawful title.
hold harmless clause,
n a contract provision in which one party to the contract promises to be responsible for liability incurred by the other party. Hold harmless clauses frequently appear in the following contexts: (1) Contracts between dental benefits organizations and an individual dental professional often contain a promise by the dental professional to reimburse the dental benefits organization for any liability the organization incurs because of dental treatment provided to beneficiaries of the organization's dental benefits plan. This may include a promise to pay the dental benefits organization's attorney fees and related costs. (2) Contracts between dental benefits organizations and a group plan sponsor may include a promise by the dental benefits organization to assume responsibility for disputes between a beneficiary of the group plan and an individual dental professional when the dental professional's charge exceeds the amount the organization pays for the service on behalf of the beneficiary. If the dental professional takes action against the patient to recover the difference between the amount billed by the dental professional and the amount paid by the organization, the dental benefits organization will take over the defense of the claim and will pay any judgments and court costs.
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The Hounslow athlete just held off Belgium's Ridouane Es-Saadi to edge a thrilling finish in the International 4km race.
Partridge added a third a minute after half-time when he held off two challenges to shoot low into the corner.
Grainger and Athens medallists Rebecca Romero, Sarah Winckless and Fran Houghton held off Germany by a third of a second to claim Britain's second gold.
They saw off Australia by a distance in the first round at Penrith - and there was further good news from Ed Goode and Greg Searle, who held off the Aussies in the coxless pairs.
Valencia's girls' team held off Hart 52-45 to repeat as champion, and Hart's boys survived a late surge by the Vikings to defend their title with a 49-45 victory.
There were no excuses on the night either as John Gutteridge's Tall Chubby effectively outpaced the two favourites to the bend, built up a good advantage and then held off the strong late finishers in a real thriller.
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Persian Ruler just held off favourite Arnaqueur in a desperate finish to yesterday's Group 3 Prix d'Hedouville at Longchamp - and in another stride or two the places would have been reversed, writes Desmond Stoneham.
SPI was responsive to the community, held off on logging, and worked with TPL and our partners so it could find suitable timberland elsewhere and protect the Wild and Scenic South Yuba River.
Summary: Fernando Torres scored twice as Liverpool held off West Ham to claim a deserved victory at Upton Park.
Cleveland 12, Reseda 7: Bubba Atkins returned two punts for touchdowns, and Cleveland of Reseda (2-0) held off a late rally to beat Reseda (0-2).