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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 Supreme Judicial Court: Economic Loss Doctrine Does Not Apply to Claims for Damage to Condominium Common Areas
Jason P. Rogers; Hinckley Allen Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
A recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) has added another twist to the ever-evolving “economic loss doctrine,” a legal rule that ordinarily bars recovering damages for economic loss based on negligence, absent physical property damage or personal injury. In...

 

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...

 

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 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...

 

HTMLRemember to adopt your Policy for Prevention, Detection and Resolution of Controlled Substance Abuse, Misuse and Diversion by August 25th!
Priscilla E. Kimball; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014
By August 25, 2014, all health care facilities and providers licensed by the State of New Hampshire under NH RSA 151 (except laboratories and collection stations) must adopt a policy establishing procedures for the (1) prevention, (2) detection and (3) resolution of controlled substance abuse,...

 

HTMLTax Increment Financing in New England
John H. Sokul; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014
As we all know, the easy sites in New England are gone. The large, square, flat, clean, dry sites with highway access close to large, affluent population centers have been developed. However, there are still plenty of great development (and redevelopment) opportunities. Each presents various...

 

HTMLConnecticut’s Supreme Court Clarifies Applicable Forfeiture Standards When Tenant Exercises Option to Purchase Leased Property
Noble F. Allen; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014
Commercial leases often contain provisions that provide the tenant with an option to purchase the leased property upon the satisfaction of certain conditions. The issue of what constitutes the forfeiture of a tenant’s right to exercise an option to purchase a leased property was recently...

 

HTMLUS Government Agencies Expand Ukraine-Related Sanctions
Suzan Min Lehmann; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, President Obama announced new economic sanctions that restrict access by targeted companies in Russia’s financial and energy sectors to US capital markets. These sanctions are being implemented by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset...

 


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