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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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McDonald's is holding fast to plans to open 1,500 new outlets this year, most of them outside the United States
Goldstein was upbeat about holding fast in the labor talks.
But I am also holding fast to the rest of Paul's teachings in 1 Corinthians, where he reminds us that the gift to tongues is the least of the Spirit's gifts--one that builds up the receiver rather than the entire church.
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New technologies or ideas are futile if they do not create accessible value, but, he said, Americans, to their detriment, have had a traditional problem with transferring ideas in their intramural contest for gaining and holding fast to strategic and competitive information and advantage.
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