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
Category: Payment Bonds
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.
A federal judge in Massachusetts has ruled that a contractor’s rights under the Massachusetts Prompt Pay Act are only applicable in the context of private construction projects.
Contractors on public projects may not by private agreement waive or impose conditions upon the ability of sub-contractors to pursue payment under a bond required by state law, ruled the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in Costa v. Brait Builders Corp. et al.
For some contractors, the winter holidays can bring on a welcome change of pace, allowing them to spend some much-needed time away from the office and worksite and with friends and family. The winter season also provides an ideal time for contractors to step back and evaluate those areas in which they can improve upon from a legal and practical standpoint.