SMRT » Topics » 13.3 Indemnification Procedures.

This excerpt taken from the SMRT 8-K filed Oct 4, 2006.

13.3 Indemnification Procedures.

(a) A party entitled to indemnification will give prompt written notice to the indemnifying party of any claim, assertion, event, condition or proceeding by any third party concerning any liability or damage as to which it may request indemnification under this Article 13. The failure to give such notice will not relieve the indemnifying party from liability hereunder unless and solely to the extent the indemnifying party did not know of such third party claim and such failure results in the forfeiture by the other party of substantial rights and defenses.



(b) An indemnifying party will have the right, upon written notice to the indemnified party, to conduct at its expense the defense against such third party claim in its own name, or, if necessary, in the name of the indemnified party. When the indemnifying party assumes the defense, the indemnified party will have the right to approve the defense counsel and the indemnified party will have no liability for any compromise or settlement of any third party claim that is effected without its prior written consent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld), unless the sole relief provided is monetary damages that are paid in full by the Indemnifying Party and such compromise or settlement includes a release of each indemnified party from any liabilities arising out of the third party claim. If the indemnifying party delivers a notice electing to conduct the defense of the third party claim, the indemnified party will, at the indemnifying party’s expense, cooperate with and make available to the indemnifying party such assistance, personnel, witnesses and materials as the indemnifying party may reasonably request. If the indemnifying party does not deliver a notice electing to conduct the defense of the third party claim, the indemnified party will have the sole right to conduct such defense and the indemnified party may pay, compromise or defend such third party claim or proceeding at the indemnifying party’s expense. Regardless of which party defends the third party claim, the other party will have the right at its sole expense to participate in the defense assisted by counsel of its own choosing.

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