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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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AIL, a wall-to-wall union company, feels we have a responsibility to support working families and we are proud to support the UFCW in this national fight to hold the line for health care," said Jules Pagano, AIL Vice President.
On November 22, thousands of workers and supporters from women's, religious, student and community organizations turned out in Hold the Line for America's Health Care rallies in Oakland and Orange County, California, as well as Washington, D.
In return for their commitment to the project, the Big Three believes that Clinton promised to hold the line on fuel economy requirements at the current 27.
OCSEA officials note that in addition to these modest increases in employees wages and benefits, union negotiators were able to hold the line against efforts by the state negotiators to eliminate many key rights and benefits won in previous rounds of bargaining, such as sick leave accruals, disability insurance rates, promotional opportunities and a ban on random drug testing.
One of the main issues was the Los Angeles Police Department and the goal for it to hold the line this year as far as hiring new officers.