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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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More recently, a sister court to the Manitex court ruled that insured contract coverage applies only when the policyholder agrees to assume the "other contracting party's" tort liability to a third party.
The ISO-revised language will only provide for defense cost "reimbursement" to the indemnitees and only if he or she has a contract that specifically includes a defense obligation in addition to tort liability.
Thus, under this view, the general contractor would be covered only for damages it incurs because of the owner's own tort liability to a third party.
The question here is: Are these the kinds of agreements that can be categorized as tort liability assumed?
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.
Kip Viscusi, Assessing the Insurance Role of Tort Liability after Calabresi, 77 Law & CONTEMP.
We find that the presence of tort liability for insurer bad faith increases settlement amounts and reduces the likelihood that a claim is underpaid.
As a result, this Note proposes a national tort liability immunity statute to shield the industry until it reaches a more advanced stage of development.
The book begins with an overview of modern tort liability in the areas of intentional injury, failure to exercise care, and strict liability.
Pigott, the Court of Appeals stated that New York law does not permit tort liability claims without actual harm being first experi-enced--a principal argument of ACA's amicus.
The legal grounds of the civil liability of physicians have given rise to controversy, as it is considered either tort liability or contractual liability especially before the advent of the new Civil Code.
Were the 'continuous exposure' or 'continuous damage' language in Montrose Chemical construed to apply to failure to remedy a discrete previous harm, then a 2001 automobile accident resulting in tort liability .