Contracting Closer Look Indemnification Clause

Contracting Closer Look: Indemnification Clause

The indemnification clause is a part of a contract that is often difficult to understand.  Even after reading this post, you will still want to consult a lawyer, but you will be more aware of what to pay attention to when it comes to the indemnification clause. Even if it isn’t labeled, the language of the clause is pretty distinctive running something like “X will indemnify, defend and hold harmless…against any claims, judgments, costs, fees, etc….” Entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark does a good job discussion some possible scenarios in which an indemnification … Read more

Venue Security

One Crucial Item You Don’t Want To Forget About When Creating Bag Policies For Your Venue

When it comes to a performing arts venue’s security measures, it’s easy to see why there’s been a sharp uptick in concern over the past few years. I recall a session from the 2016 Arts Midwest Conference titled Venue Safety and Security: Protecting Public Assemblies in the 21st Century. There have been several similar sessions across the performing arts conference circuit and as a result, arts venues have been updating and refining their policies and procedures. Undoubtedly, we’re all better off as a result of these efforts but is there a point where … Read more

May Be Best Not To Suggest A Donation

May Be Best Not To Suggest A Donation

You may have heard about the lawsuit against the Metropolitan Museum of Art whose signs recommending $25 admission fee was seen as obfuscating the fact you can pay what you want.  The museum has changed their signs to replace “recommended” with “suggested.” (Though recently they have petitioned NYC for permission to charge admission to people who reside outside the city.) However, the widespread practice by arts and cultural organizations of using the term “suggested” can be quite problematic. The For Purpose Law blog recently noted the sticky situation non-profit groups can create … Read more

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