Contractual Indemnification

The First District Court of Appeal issued an opinion on section 725.06, Florida Statutes. Section 725.06 prohibits and limits certain indemnification provisions in construction contracts. In Griswold Ready Mix Concrete v. Reddick et al. (Apr. 12, 2012), the First District acknowledged that 725.06 applies even if the contract at issue does not involve the project owner. The statute applies to all construction related contracts among any combination of the following: owner, architect, engineer, general contractor, subcontractor, sub-subcontractor, or materialman. If you are involved in construction, you should review your indemnification provisions very carefully to ensure that they are enforceable.