“Wisconsin Supreme Court Enforces Indemnification Provision”
State Bar of Wisconsin 08/06/18 Kevin M. Long, Lars E. Gulbrandsen
Below is an excerpt:
Indemnification provisions in construction contracts can transfer enormous amounts of risk. They are very often intentional but sometimes quite random. A fairly well-developed body of law governs these provisions.
Recently, in American Family v. Cintas, the Wisconsin Supreme Court discussed this body of law and enforced an indemnification provision in a contract which called for the application of Ohio law. This decision provides guidance to those drafting, negotiating, enforcing, or defending against indemnification clauses.