Indemnification & Tendering of Defense

Lateraling Your Liability

Indemnification and tendering of Defense webinar

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Lateraling Your Liability
Indemnification and tendering of defense

Originally Held: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Cost: Complimentary

Presented by Robert Marzano and Richard Szymczak

Webinar Overview:

The lateral is one of the most dynamic plays in football. It entails pitching the ball to someone behind you to avoid defenders and advance down the field.

Fundamentally, that is what the tender of defense is – handing off your defense and indemnity duties to another party. Like the lateral, this concept is intended to score in the litigation context as well.

Indemnification and the tender of defense to a third party are two of the most effective ways to transfer your business liability to another party. For instance while a property owner is the most likely target for claims of defective premises, there are any number of contractors, suppliers and partners who may contractually or otherwise be obligated to defend and indemnify that owner .

This webinar explored these methods for tendering your defense contractually or by the operation of law. Our attorneys examined what property owners and operators can do to protect their business interests through the use of indemnity agreements and tendering the defense of litigation to the insurance providers of related parties.

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Intended Audience:

This webinar was designed to benefit business owners, risk managers, insurance claims professionals, commercial insurance agents, facility managers, human resource professionals and office/business managers.


Bob Marzano Plunkett Cooney attorney Robert A. Marzano is a partner in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office and serves as Plunkett Cooney’s Torts & Litigation Practice Group Leader. He represents some of the world largest retailers and restaurant chains in addition to a robust public sector law practice. Mr. Marzano focuses his practice in the areas of municipal law, foodservice and hospitality law, as well as all aspects of civil litigation. He currently serves as Michigan State Chair for the Council on Litigation Management.
Rick Szymczak Plunkett Cooney attorney Richard (Rick) G. Szymczak is a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Litigation Practice Group who has extensive expertise in the areas of commercial litigation, including banking and real estate disputes, and the defense of complicated personal injury actions.

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