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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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At the bar, Walton was held down by security workers and then arrested without incident, police said.
She suffered severe bruising on her wrists where she was held down by the thugs on Monday night.
Gareth is said to have died from "positional asphyxia" after choking on his own vomit as he was held down in the hold, which has since been banned by the Home Office.
As workers have attempted to shift to other sectors, gains in nominal wages and increases in prices in nontradeable goods industries have been held down as well.
The results suggest either that Dickinsonia, which lived on the seafloor, was denser than paleontologists previously suspected or that the organism was held down by the mats of microbes that covered the ocean bottom at the time.
At the same time, costs have to be held down, so that buildings become more and more flash and architecture is reduced to glued-on effects.
Rates could be held down even further, said Sullivan, if more motorists were to choose the limited tort option available under Act 6.
Computer hardware e-tailers have struggled all year, held down by low margins on sales.
Police say a would-be burglar picked the wrong place Sunday morning when he was confronted by a female resident and her friend at an apartment complex and held down until officers arrived.
But customers were unwilling to lose a burger joint that has been owned by the same family, served the same quality food and held down the same corner since 1956.
AutoCorrect will correct errors such as double capitals at the start of a sentence (because you may have held down the Shift key too long) or failure to capitalize a day of the week.
Price inflation has been subdued, held down in part by declines in energy prices, smaller increases in food prices, and lower prices for non-oil imports that have followed in the wake of the appreciation of the dollar.