According to Black’s Law Dictionary, the legal principle of equity denotes a “spirit and habit of fairness, justness, and right dealing.” Given the ambiguous nature of what is “fair” and “unfair,” the application of equitable principles in our courts of law can lead to surprising outcomes. Take a recent Massachusetts case, Bonina v. Sheppard, in […]
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 […]
Here are five key considerations to discuss with your front office or collections attorney before making any decision:
Owners and landlords of commercial and residential property should have their premises inspected for full compliance with all applicable codes and regulations — or face potentially severe penalties if and when a person is injured as a result of code violations.
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.
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).