STUDY OF LIABILITY, INSURANCE AND INDEMNIFICATION PROBLEMS FOR FRA PROGRAMS

The report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of an extensive six-month study of liability, insurance and indemnification problems in certain FRA programs. To assemble this information, interviews were conducted, extensive legal research was performed, relevant literature was surveyed. Final recommendations include hiring of an insurance broker, statutory authority to indemnify R&D contractors, use of self-insurance and claim servicing organizations, and limitations on conduct of R&D projects outside the TTC. Attention is paid to: aspects of FRA R&D programs which may give rise to liability; the feasibility of various insurance and indemnification approaches; FRA potential liability for acts of contractors; loss experience projections; and estimates of premium rates.

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    Research Group International

    Charlottesville, VA  United States 

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Pagination: 327 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328275
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-74300
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM