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
11/01/2018
By Donald A. Rea

Resolution of the question is critical to the application of product liability statutes or construction law and their often differing statutes of limitation and repose.  It was recently addressed in Puente v. Resources Conservation Co., Int'l, No. 76604-0-I, 2018 WL 5146983 (Wash. App. Oct.

Blog Post
11/10/2017
By Donald A. Rea

Most construction contracts (particularly AIA® and ConsensusDocs® agreements) include precise methods for documenting change orders for work outside the base contract scope. However, a disturbing trend is developing whereby claims for alleged changes in the work are entertained by judges and arbitrators despite a lack of proper and timely documentation typically required by the construction contract.

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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