won't work as the other person's contract is with you
not the other vendor. You WILL be held fully responsible by the courts. This sort of thing has happened in other spheres - think state child welfare services who employ contractors to care for the children and something goes wrong, it's the state authority that gets hit with the compensation for the kids, and then they have to take the contractor to court and prove the contractor was negligent under the specific terms of their contract.
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