NDAA Shines Spotlight On Contractor Indemnification

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 8:39 PM EST) -- After an outcry over the U.S. military's indemnification of a contractor that exposed National Guard troops to toxic chemicals, the 2013 defense bill is trying to walk a fine line between putting such indemnification agreements under a microscope while preserving the military's ability to use such agreements when absolutely necessary, experts said.

Section 865 of the NDAA requires the secretary of defense to report to Congress after entering into a contract with an indemnification provision “relating to bodily injury caused by negligence or relating to wrongful...
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