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S-4/A
AVALON CABLE OF MICHIGAN INC/ filed this Form S-4/A on 05/28/1999
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party from all liability arising out of such claim, action, suit or proceeding,
or (ii) be liable for any settlement of any such action effected without its
written consent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld), but if
settled with the consent of the indemnifying party or if there be a final
judgment of the plaintiff in any such action, the indemnifying party agrees to
indemnify and hold harmless any indemnified party from and against any loss or
liability by reason of such settlement or judgment.

          (d)  If the indemnification provided for in this Section 8 shall for
any reason be unavailable to or insufficient to hold harmless an indemnified
party under Section 8(a) or 8(b) in respect of any loss, claim, damage or
liability, or any action in respect thereof, referred to therein, then each
indemnifying party shall, in lieu of indemnifying such indemnified party,
contribute to the amount paid or payable by such indemnified party as a result
of such loss, claim, damage or liability, or action in respect thereof, (i) in
such proportion as shall be appropriate to reflect the relative benefits
received by the Issuers on the one hand and the Initial Purchasers on the other
from the offering of the Initial Notes or (ii) if the allocation provided by
clause (i) above is not permitted by applicable law, in such proportion as is
appropriate to reflect not only the relative benefits referred to in clause (i)
above but also the relative fault of the Issuers on the one hand and the Initial
Purchasers on the other with respect to the statements or omissions which
resulted in such loss, claim, damage or liability, or action in respect thereof,
as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative benefits
received by the Issuers on the one hand and the Initial Purchasers on the other
with respect to such offerings shall be deemed to be in the same proportion as
the total net proceeds from the offering of the Initial Notes purchased under
this Agreement (before deducting expenses) received by the Issuers on the one
hand, and the total discounts and commissions received by the Initial Purchasers
with respect to the Initial Notes purchased under this Agreement, on the other
hand, bear to the total gross proceeds from the offering of the Initial Notes
under this Agreement, in each case as set forth in the table on the cover page
of the Offering Memorandum. The relative fault shall be determined by reference
to whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or omission
or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by
the Issuers or the Initial Purchasers, the intent of the parties and their
relative knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent
such statement or omission. The Issuers and the Initial Purchasers agree that it
would not be just and equitable if contributions pursuant to this Section 8(d)
were to be determined by pro rata allocation or by any other method of
allocation which does not take into account the equitable considerations
referred to herein. The amount paid or payable by an indemnified party as a
result of the loss, claim, damage or liability, or action in respect thereof,
referred to above in this Section shall be deemed to include, for purposes of
this Section 8(d), any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by such
indemnified party in connection with investigating or defending any such action
or claim. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 8(d), the Initial
Purchasers shall not be required to contribute any amount in excess of the
amount by which the total price at which the Initial Notes purchased by it were
resold to Eligible Purchasers exceeds the amount of any damages which the
Initial Purchasers has otherwise paid or become liable to pay by reason of any
untrue or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission. No person
guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of
the Securities Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was
not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.