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John Mitchell, Secrest Wardle

This presentation will define statutory, tort and contract theories of liability that may attach to the work undertaken by the IAQ professional. A review of basic defenses will be presented. Insurance, indemnity, and other contractual means to allocate risk and provide protection will be discussed. Sample contractual language and an explanation of additional insured status and the significance of an insurance certificate will be defined. For those acting as consultants, the discussion will address the legal framework of such services and provide some practical tips on potential issues of concern.