SB 496 Restricts General Contractor Indemnification of Design Professionals

This article was published in the San Diego Association of General Contractor's Monday Morning Quarterback on October 30, 2017. 


Senate Bill 496 (SB 496) will become law effective January 1, 2018, and for general contractors (GCs)this new law restricts the contractual indemnity which GCs can require of design professionals.

  The typical contractual indemnity requirement consists of two components: (1) a duty by the design professional to indemnify the GC for any settlement/judgment; and (2) a separate and...

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