Author: Ryan Avery

Understanding the Consequences of Delay in Settling Insurance Claims

The definition and consequence of “unfair settlement practices” in the context of insurance claims is one of the most litigated, and most controversial , legal topics in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts .     Under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 176D and 93A, insurers are required to effectuate a “prompt, fair and equitable settlement” of any […]

Bid Protest 101

Construction contractors and suppliers should understand their right to challenge the award of any public construction contract that they believe has been denied to them in violation of the public bidding laws of the Commonwealth.   These challenges are referred to as “bid protests,” and are governed in Massachusetts by several different statutes, each of […]

Sound the (Regulatory) Alarm! Pending Massachusetts Legislation Affecting Contractors and Suppliers

The 188th Session of the Massachusetts Legislature (known formally as “the General Court”) opened on January 2, 2013.   Already, there are several pieces of pending legislation that have the potential to affect both general contractors and more targeted subcontractors/suppliers.   A slew of legislative bills currently under consideration have been proposed with the aim […]

Four Ways to Ensure Payment on Your Supply Contract

If you are a high-volume material supplier, you never want to allow customers to fall behind on their invoices or, even worse, find yourself without recourse against that unscrupulous contractor who makes no effort to catch up on its invoices, but instead attempts to “ride off into the sunset.” Here are five tips to avoid […]

Are Local Building Ordinances Standing In Your Way?

For owners, developers and contractors, the interpretation and application of local and state building ordinances can be a frustrating process.   This is especially true when city and town regulations appear to be more demanding, and even inapposite, to the Massachusetts State Building Code. write essay service Inconsistent regulations lead to uncertain and inconsistent application […]