SEPTEMBER 2019 MIRAGES & AVERY has secured the dismissal of all claims against its client, a commercial landlord in Medway that had been sued by its former tenant for breach of contract, wrongful eviction, conversion of property and violation of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Statute (Mass. Gen. Laws c. 93A). Final judgment was entered in […]
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Construction suppliers are often put at risk when they provide materials on credit to contractors that abandon or are terminated from the projects to which the materials were supplied. This is especially true when the contractors in question are sole proprietors or limited liability companies operating as pass-through entities for their owner(s) that cannot overcome the […]
After several years of stalled attempts, the Massachusetts Legislature has passed a comprehensive though largely self-defeating bill regulating the use of non-competition agreements. The bill, which was appended to a larger economic development package signed by Governor Baker on August 10, 2018, will become effective to all non-competes executed on or after October 1, 2018, and […]
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.
Commercial tenants and landlords alike will find a recent Massachusetts case instructive as to the limits of liability to be imposed on corporate property owners in actions for negligence/premises liability.
Contractors who bid on public building projects under the Massachusetts competitive bidding statute (M.G.L. c. 149, § § 44A, 44B-D, 44E, 44F-44H), need to understand the consequences of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in Barr, Inc. v. Town of Holliston, 462 Mass. 112 (2012).
Commercial tenants and landlords alike will find a recent Massachusetts case instructive as to the limits of liability to be imposed on corporate property owners in actions for breach of contract.
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.
We will be posting important information on construction law, collections and matters that will be important for your business. Whether you’re building new or expanding your current construction company, own real estate or have issues with collections; an experienced lawyer can make sure you have the legal foundation to be successful. MIRAGEAS & AVERY, LLC […]