Blog Post
06/17/2019
By Gregory M. Boucher

Owners of a Massachusetts waste collection, recycling and removal company recently were held personally liable for their failure to pay their employees at prevailing wages.  See Donis v. American Waste Services, LLC, 95 Mass.App.Ct. 317 (2019).  Under Massachusetts law, wage violations are subject to triple damages and payment of attorney's fees.    

Blog Post
11/19/2018
By Sunu M. Pillai

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently held, in K-Con, Inc. v. Secretary of Army, that the bonding requirements under the Miller Act apply to federal government construction contracts, even when the bonding provisions were not part of the contract. C.A. No. 2017-2254, 2018 WL 5780251 (Fed. Cir. Nov.

Blog Post
03/26/2018
By James Rohlfing

Illinois is considering joining the growing ranks of states that restrict retainage withheld on private or public construction projects.  Illinois Senate Bill 3052, invalidating contract clauses calling for retainage in excess of 5% for most privately funded construction projects, was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 13, 2018.  The bill will become law only if passed by the full Senate and House and signed by the Governor.  The retainage proposal presents an opportunity to examine the practice of retainage in the construction industry.

Blog Post
01/05/2017
By Sunu M. Pillai

The New Hampshire Supreme Court recently held in the case of City of Rochester v. Marcel that the statute of limitations applies to municipalities in contract actions, providing contractors, engineers and architects with a defense not previously available. 

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