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4.9, Legal Defense and Indemnification

Policy Statement

Cornell University provides legal defense and indemnification to eligible individuals with respect to claims that arise from activity within the scope of university employment and/or in the performance of authorized duties. To qualify, an individual must also request such defense and/or indemnification and cooperate in the defense of any action or proceeding as provided herein.

Entities Affected by this Policy

All units of the university

Policy Information

  • Responsible Executive: University Counsel
  • Responsible Office: University Counsel
  • Dates: Adopted: October 1987; Reissued: September 1999; Last Updated: July 10, 2014
  • Contact: Your local college or unit administrative office

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University Policy 4.9, Legal Defense and Indemnification

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