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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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But many scientists think Frank's theory just doesn't hold water.
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Michael Mansfield, QC, defending, said that ID evidence called by the prosecution was non-existent and "does not hold water.
Humus has the peculiar ability to both hold water and allow it to drain through, as if it consisted of millions of microscopic sponges.
Theorists have predicted that a sufficiently high pressure can alter the bonding in ice, transforming the material from a molecular solid in which hydrogen bonds hold water molecules in place into an ionic material made up of oxygen and hydrogen ions (protons).
Their coach says they call the field ``the pit'' because it's designed to hold water runoff from the student parking lot.
Even if current speculation about Argyle Planitia does hold water, Parker says, it's unclear whether the basin contained a windy lake or a still, ice-covered reservoir.
The letter) is a cover-up that doesn't hold water when it comes to any microscopic evaluation of the facts.
The age-old notion that marsupials are competitively inferior to placentals does not hold water.
She loves hiking along the creeks and riparian corridors - nine miles of which hold water all year round, a fairly rare treat in Southern California.