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SJC Clarifies Time Limit on Construction and Design Claims by Condominium Owners.

In D’Allessandro v. Lennar Hingham Holdings, LLC, SJC-12891, 2020 WL 6438937 (Mass. Nov. 3, 2020), the Supreme Judicial Court held that the statute of repose starts running more quickly for…

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COVID-19 AND THE IMPACTS ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS: Force Majeure, Notice Obligations, the Right to Recovery, Keeping People and Places Safe, and More….

The rapid onset of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting every sector of the economy, and posing special challenges for construction projects as Owners and contractors face the prospect of…

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Was it a Design/Construction Defect or a Failure to Maintain?

Appeals Court Decides This Could Make a Big Difference. Those involved in construction litigation take note – the Appeals Court has clarified that the Statute of Repose, which bars design…

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AG Clarifies Town’s Authority to Reject Low Bidder as Not “Responsible” Based on Outside Reference

A recent bid protest decision from the Office of the Attorney General’s Bid Protest Unit (AG) provides guidance on the limits of a municipality’s discretion to reject a bid based…

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SJC Narrows “Strict Compliance” Rule for Construction Contracts, Finds Contractor’s False Payment Certifications Bar Recovery on Contract but Not Necessarily in Quantum Meruit

  The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court this week handed down a ruling with wide-ranging implications for contractors and owners alike.  The case involved a dispute between G4S Technology LLC (“G4S”)…

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California Public Utility Gets Hit with $45 Million Verdict for Delays to Power Plant Contractor

  On June 4, after two years of litigation, a California jury ordered the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (the “Department”) to pay a power plant contractor $45…

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