Companies in Massachusetts must take proactive steps to prevent the improper use of confidential business information by their employees and associates, or risk losing protection of that information under the law.
Category: Civil Litigation
The recent Massachusetts case should deter developers and contractors from making misleading representations as to when and how outstanding invoices for additional services or materials will be paid
Subcontractors who are denied extra time to complete their work in light of project delays they did not cause should be aware of their right to collect damages from the general contractor for breach of the standard “No Damages for Delay” clause included in most large subcontracts.
A federal judge, in acknowledging recent trends in Massachusetts case law and the Restatement of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment, allowed a supplier to recover against the general contractor under Quasi-Contractual theories of unjust enrichment and quantum meruit.
Strategic negotiation and representation is necessary when presenting any sizeable claim, whether the claim is being submitted and processed under a homeowner’s or general liability insurance policy, a professional liability policy, or directly to a company that utilizes a third party claims management services.
Unlike a Superior or District Court jury trial, there is usually no right to automatic appeal of mandatory arbitration decisions.
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 […]
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 […]
We recognize that there is sometimes confusion as to the rights and responsibilities inherent to condo ownership and management.
In Massachusetts and many other states, the “Statute of Frauds” has long operated as a well-known and rather easily understandable rule of law in the context of real estate: contracts for the sale or use of land must be reduced to writing, and signed by all parties. Typically, this requirement is satisfied […]