Hold Harmless Indemnification Language

 

CONTRACTOR shall indemnify and hold harmless the County of Riverside, its Agencies, Districts, Special Districts and Departments, their respective directors, officers, Board of Supervisors, elected and appointed officials, employees, agents and representatives (individually and collectively hereinafter referred to as Indemnitees) from any liability whatsoever, based or asserted upon any services of CONTRACTOR, its officers, employees, subcontractors, agents or representatives arising out of or in any way relating to this Agreement, including but not limited to property damage, bodily injury, or death or any other element of any kind or nature whatsoever arising from the performance of CONTRACTOR, its officers, employees, subcontractors, agents or representatives Indemnitors from this Agreement. CONTRACTOR shall defend, at its sole expense, all costs and fees including, but not limited, to attorney fees, cost of investigation, defense and settlements or awards, the Indemnitees in any claim or action based upon such alleged acts or omissions.

 

With respect to any action or claim subject to indemnification herein by CONTRACTOR, CONTRACTOR shall, at their sole cost, have the right to use counsel of their own choice and shall have the right to adjust, settle, or compromise any such action or claim without the prior consent of COUNTY; provided, however, that any such adjustment, settlement or compromise in  no manner whatsoever limits  or circumscribes CONTRACTOR’S indemnification to Indemnitees as set forth herein.

 

CONTRACTOR’S obligation hereunder shall be satisfied when CONTRACTOR has provided to COUNTY the appropriate form of dismissal relieving COUNTY from any liability for the action or claim involved.

 

The specified insurance limits required in this Agreement shall in no way limit or circumscribe CONTRACTOR’S obligations to indemnify and hold harmless the Indemnitees herein from third party claims.

 

In the event there is conflict between this clause and California Civil Code Section 2782, this clause shall be interpreted to comply with Civil Code 2782. Such interpretation shall not relieve the CONTRACTOR from indemnifying the Indemnitees to the fullest extent allowed by law.

 

For Architects​​

 

The ARCHITECT agrees to and shall indemnify and hold harmless the County of Riverside, its Agencies, Districts, Departments and Special Districts, their respective directors, officers, Board of Supervisors, elected and appointed officials, employees, agents and representatives (hereinafter individually and collectively referred to as "Indemnitees") from all liability, including, but not limited to loss, suits, claims, demands, actions, or proceedings to the extent caused by any alleged or actual negligence, recklessness, willful misconduct, error or omission of ARCHITECT, its directors, officers, partners, employees, agents or representatives or any person or organization for whom ARCHITECT is responsible, arising out of or from the performance of services under this Agreement.

 

As respects each and every indemnification herein ARCHITECT shall defend and pay, at its sole expense, all costs and fees including but not limited to attorney fees, cost of investigation, and defense and settlements or awards against the Indemnitiees.

 

With respect to any action or claim subject to indemnification herein by ARCHITECT, ARCHITECT shall, at their sole cost, have the right to use counsel of their own choice and shall have the right to adjust, settle, or compromise any such action or claim without the prior consent of COUNTY; provided, however, that any such adjustment, settlement or compromise in no manner whatsoever limits or circumscribes ARCHITECT’S indemnification to Indemnitees as set forth herein.

 

 ARCHITECT’S obligation hereunder shall be satisfied when ARCHITECT has provided to Indemnitees the appropriate form of dismissal relieving Indemnitees from any  liability for the action or claim involved.

 

The specified insurance limits required in this Agreement shall in no way limit or circumscribe ARCHITECT’S obligations to indemnify and hold harmless Indemnitees from third party claims.

 

In the event there is conflict between this clause and California Civil Code Section 2782, this clause shall be interpreted to comply with Civil Code 2782. Such interpretation shall not relieve the ARCHITECT from indemnifying the COUNTY to the fullest extent allowed by law.

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County Risk Management Division

PO Box 1210

Riverside, CA 92502

Em: RiskManagement@rivco.org

Ph. (951) 955-3540/ Fx. (951) 955-5862