§55-8-14. Agreements to indemnify against sole negligence of the
indemnitee, his agents or employees against public
policy; no action maintainable thereon; exceptions.
A covenant, promise, agreement or understanding in or in
connection with or collateral to a contract or agreement entered
into on or after the effective date of this section, relative to
the construction, alteration, repair, addition to, subtraction
from, improvement to or maintenance of any building, highway, road,
railroad, water, sewer, electrical or gas distribution system,
excavation or other structure, project, development or improvement
attached to real estate, including moving and demolition in
connection therewith, purporting to indemnify against liability for
damages arising out of bodily injury to persons or damage to
property caused by or resulting from the sole negligence of the
indemnitee, his agents or employees is against public policy and is
void and unenforceable and no action shall be maintained thereon.
This section does not apply to construction bonds or insurance
contracts or agreements.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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