assume liability for

assume liability for something

to accept the responsibility for paying a cost. Mr. Smith assumed liability for his son's student loans. The store assumed liability for the injured customer's hospital bills.
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Summary: According to IPIC, upon the completion of the transfer of assets, IPIC will directly assume liability for all payment obligations.
Congress may consider whether the federal government should assume liability for costs associated with increasing ethanol blends," the lawmakers wrote to GAO.
The countries will assume liability for their share of Opel's rescue package, broken down to the number of the employees at the sites of Opel in the countries.
An AUM Shinrikyo splinter group has agreed to assume liability for paying compensation to survivors and bereaved families of victims of crimes committed by members of the religious cult in the 1980s and 1990s, two support groups for the victims said Friday.
Sellers want to be free of environmental liability after the sale, while buyers are reluctant to assume liability for a potentially contaminated site.
What buyer wants to purchase the stock of an accountancy corporation and assume liability for claims against the selling entity, such as malpractice or employment-based claims?
If you want or expect someone else to assume liability for your facilities, you also need to expect to pay.
S agreed to assume liability for the payment of any transfer taxes imposed on D as a result of the transfer.
As part of the deal, which is conditional on clearance from the authorities in Dublin, UTV will assume liability for County Media's net debt of about IRpounds 3 million.
Gateway operators transferring payments before the settlement is final assume liability for those payments if the settlement is revoked.
Electrolux will also assume liability for loans of some DEM 400 million from Daimler Benz/AEG.
Intertape will acquire specific assets, primarily related to slitting and packaging, but will not assume liability for the plant closure or employee termination costs, " noted IPG's Chief Financial Officer, Andrew M.
TransTexas will assume liability for substantially all litigation relating to the assets and businesses to which TransAmerican is currently a party, including issues in TransAmerican's bankruptcy, imparting additional risk to the credit.
Included in the terms, AARO will reimburse BBAN approximately $400,000 and assume liability for certain debentures issued by BBAN totaling $500,000 in value.
The notion that Penn Central might be responsible is particularly egregious because Penn Central was not paid in the Valuation Case settlement to assume liability for these known problems.