On Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 04:28:02PM -0800, Ryan Spott wrote:
> Well, the lawyer is not gonna like my advice.. How else does he get paid? :)
> 
> I also like binding arbitration, of course, the one that files suit pays for
> the arbitration fees. Again, this forces people to 'figure it out' before
> they start rattling sabers!


Further more, many towns and cities have an attorney on the payroll, so there 
is no 
additional expense to them in them rattling sabres, though it could be costly 
to you.
Keep that in mind, depending on the town you deal with.

> ryan
> 
> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 4:19 PM, RickG <rgunder...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Great tip! So, otherwise you would sign it? I'm runnig it past a
> > lawyer friend but wanted to hammer out any details before he gets
> > involved. Thanks! -RickG
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 7:08 PM, Ryan Spott <rsp...@cspott.com> wrote:
> > > "unless caused by Grantor's negligent or willful
> > > conduct or Grantor's failure to fulfill its maintenance obligations as
> > set
> > > forth
> > > in Paragraph 6 above." is your out.
> > >
> > > This looks pretty good.
> > >
> > > One of the things we have added to our contracts is "legal fees arising
> > from
> > > litigation are the responsibility of the litigant."
> > >
> > > This causes governments etc to think twice before filing a $20,000 legal
> > > battle over a $20 item.
> > >
> > > ryan
> > >
> > > On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 4:05 PM, Cliff <w...@eccentrixtechnologies.com
> > >wrote:
> > >
> > >> My understanding is, even without that clause written, being a
> > government
> > >> they have that clause.
> > >>
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
> > >> Behalf Of RickG
> > >> Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 6:04 PM
> > >> To: WISPA General List
> > >> Subject: [WISPA] tower contracts
> > >>
> > >> One of our favorite topics :)
> > >>
> > >> So, I've had fairly good luck with the tower agreements that I've
> > >> posted until lately. It seems people are getting real particular these
> > >> days, which is fine. After two years of discusions, I've finally made
> > >> some progress of getting on a nearby towns water tank. My issue is
> > >> that they have scrapped my contract and come up with an "easement
> > >> contract" of their own. Its not too bad but I'm concerned about the
> > >> "indemification section". Basically, it reads as follows:
> > >>
> > >> INDEMNIFICATION:
> > >> The Grantee does hereby agree to defend, hold harmless, and indemnify
> > >> Grantor, its successors and assigns, from any claim of liability or any
> > >> other
> > >> claim involving the access, utilities, or arising out of the Grantee's
> > >> use of the
> > >> easement described above, unless caused by Grantor's negligent or
> > willful
> > >> conduct or Grantor's failure to fulfill its maintenance obligations as
> > set
> > >> forth
> > >> in Paragraph 6 above. As a government. the Grantor reserves all rights
> > >> afford under its Sovereign Immunity.
> > >>
> > >> Basically, it protects them but not me. LOL, normally my contract does
> > >> the reverse! Thoughts?
> > >> -RickG
> > >>
> > >>
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