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HTML2015 Real Estate Tax Abatement Process
David Barry Connolly, Thomas W. Madonna, John H. Sokul, Lisa A. Zaccardelli; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
With November almost upon us, now is an ideal time for property owners to review their real estate tax assessments to determine if a tax abatement or appeal is warranted. Hinckley Allen has successfully handled numerous tax abatements and tax appeals in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Governor Signs Bill Capping Retainage on Private Projects at 5%
Jonathan T. Elder; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
On Aug. 8, 2014, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law “An Act Relative to Fair Retainage Payments in Private Construction” (the “Act”). The Act’s primary feature is the establishment of a 5% limit on retainage on private construction projects for which...

 

HTMLStart Talking, Tom Hagen: Disclosure of Attorney-Client Communications under the Crime Fraud Exception
Christina A. Fish; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
In the film The Godfather, not even Peter Clemenza could make mafia lawyer Tom Hagen sing about his “special practice” or his “one client.” However, a recent ruling by Judge Saylor of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (part of the First...

 

HTMLOSHA New Reporting Requirements - Commence January 1, 2015
Richard D. Wayne; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
On September 11, 2014, OSHA issued new regulations that will change the reporting requirements for workplace injuries and fatalities. These changes will significantly affect contractors. The new reporting requirements become effective on January 1, 2015. (By contrast, OSHA’s existing record...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Division of Banks Gears Up to Implement State Law Limiting Flood Insurance Requirements on Residential Properties
Nancy R. Wilsker; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
On Thursday, September 11, 2014 the Massachusetts Division of Banks held a public hearing regarding regulations to implement Chapter 177 of the Acts of 2014, An Act Further Regulating Flood Insurance (the "Act"). The Division will continue to accept written comments concerning the...

 

HTMLUndisclosed Billing on Public Contracts May Turn “Cost Plus Fee” into “Cost Plus Fines”
Jonathan T. Elder; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
A 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...

 

HTMLFederal 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;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
A 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...

 

HTMLRecent Massachusetts Decision Addresses No-damage-for-delay Clauses and Waiver Issues
Scott A. McQuilkin; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
In 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...

 

HTMLD.C. Circuit Holds that Conflict Minerals Provision Violates First Amendment
James R. Burke; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014
On 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...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Federal Court: Damage Resulting from Faulty Workmanship May Be a Covered “Occurrence” under CGL Policy
John P. Connelly; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2014, previously published on January 21, 2014
In 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.

 


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