Plaintiff, a late 50’s married father of two children stepped into an unsecured ventilation shaft and fell 16 feet onto a concrete floor, sustaining spinal fractures.  Confidential Air Conditioning, the client, had an indemnity agreement which required it to defend the general contractor.  From a demand of millions of dollars, the case settled for $550,000 with the general  picking up almost ½ the settlement despite the indemnity agreement.