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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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SKILLS TRAINING Simon King with, from left, Jo Crawford, Gayle Ripley, Helene Brandon, Catherine Wood and Andrea Tweddell WHO'S THE DADDY Hairy Biker Simon King is left holding the baby in the Clinical Skills Simulation Area at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead TV STARS Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers
PUPILS were left holding the baby when they took part in a scheme to find out what it would be like to a be a teen parent.
Ally McCoist has been left holding the baby at Ibrox, only to find out it had soiled it's nappy and was going through terrible teething trouble.
But the former Manchester United man has no complaints after being left holding the baby.
Rugby-mad Richard was left holding the baby while Rachel, a teacher, was treated for significant blood loss as a result of her labour.
Literally left holding the baby, you must have felt very angry and betrayed.
Knowing that others suffer is no solution when you're, literally, left holding the baby.
Nowadays the much-feted winner of Dancing on Ice, three years ago she was left holding the baby when Darren Day dumped her.
But equally there are some jobs that really do require a single-minded life-commitment that can be classed as either selfish or selfless, depending on who is left holding the baby.
The sexy singer has been left holding the baby since dirty Dazza walked out on her in March.
CORONATION STREET (ITV) Hayley and Roy worry that they've taken things too far with Tracy, while the mum -to- be is devastated that she's going to be left holding the baby -although Deirdre is excited at the prospect of becoming a full-timegranny.
DAD-TO-BE John Higgins could be left holding the baby this week as family duties and big-time snooker action beckons.