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|Undisclosed Billing on Public Contracts May Turn “Cost Plus Fee” into “Cost Plus Fines”|
Jonathan T. Elder; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014A recent settlement between a large construction management firm and the FBI is the latest reminder that when doing business with a public awarding authority - state or federal - anything less than full transparency is likely to result in serious trouble. A recent unwitting student of this hard...
|Federal Circuit Provides Guidance on Differing Site Conditions Claims and Broadens the Scope of the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing|
Kirk J. McCormick; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014A recent decision by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals represents a major triumph for contractors pursuing certain types of claims against the Federal Government. In Metcalf Construction Co. v. United States, 742 F.3d 984 (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit reinforced the principles underlying...
|Recent Massachusetts Decision Addresses No-damage-for-delay Clauses and Waiver Issues|
Scott A. McQuilkin; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014In a recent decision arising out of a public construction project, the Superior Court held that the owner’s payment of part of a general contractor’s delay claim did not constitute a waiver of a "no damage for delay" clause as to a subcontractor. The Court determined that the...
|D.C. Circuit Holds that Conflict Minerals Provision Violates First Amendment|
James R. Burke; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014On April 14, 2014, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the "Circuit Court") issued its "conflict minerals" opinion in National Association of Manufacturers, et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission, et al. The...
|MassDOT Amends Its DBE Special Provisions|
Scott A. McQuilkin; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
January 23, 2014, previously published on January 21, 2014Effective July 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (“MassDOT”) amended several sections of its Special Provisions regarding Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) requirements. Although contractors should know the amendments in their entirety,...
|Massachusetts Federal Court: Damage Resulting from Faulty Workmanship May Be a Covered “Occurrence” under CGL Policy|
John P. Connelly; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
January 23, 2014, previously published on January 21, 2014In an important ruling for contractors and their insurers, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently ruled that damage resulting from faulty workmanship was an insured “occurrence” under a Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance policy.
|Do You Have a Web Site? If Yes, Be Sure You Are in Compliance with California’s New Privacy Disclosure Requirements|
Andrea J. Mealey; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
January 23, 2014, previously published on January 15, 2014A new California law took effect on January 1, 2014 that affects privacy policies and mobile application policies related to any web site or services accessible by consumers who are California residents. The new law is AB370, an amendment to the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003, and...
|2013 Year-End Compliance Update - Are You Ready?|
Tracy A. Vitols; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
December 11, 2013, previously published on December 5, 2013With the exception of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) Section 436 amendment described below, there are no mandatory amendments that a qualified retirement plan must adopt prior to year-end. However, year-end always brings with it housekeeping items that plan sponsors must comply...
|SEC Approves Permanent Registration Rules for Municipal Advisors|
Sarah A. Collins, Ashley M. Taylor; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
November 5, 2013, previously published on October 31, 2013On September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) voted unanimously to adopt rules under Section 975 of the Dodd-Frank Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) that require the permanent registration of municipal advisors. The rules clarify the meaning of terms such as...
|Section 1202: Opportunity for Tax Savings upon the Sale of Small Business Stock|
Katherine N. Fishfy, Avi M. Lev; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
November 5, 2013, previously published on October 30, 2013Small business owners often shun C Corporation status because of its various tax drawbacks, perhaps most significantly, the dreaded double tax. However, in recent years, Congress has enacted tax provisions designed to incentivize new investment in small C Corporations. Specifically, Congress has...