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|Massachusetts Division of Banks Gears Up to Implement State Law Limiting Flood Insurance Requirements on Residential Properties|
Nancy R. Wilsker; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014On 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...
|Remember 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;
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014By 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,...
|Tax Increment Financing in New England|
John H. Sokul; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014As 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...
|Connecticut’s Supreme Court Clarifies Applicable Forfeiture Standards When Tenant Exercises Option to Purchase Leased Property|
Noble F. Allen; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014Commercial 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...
|US Government Agencies Expand Ukraine-Related Sanctions|
Suzan Min Lehmann; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014On 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...
|The Newly Enacted New Hampshire Benefit Corporation Act|
Suzan Min Lehmann; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014On July 11, 2014, Governor Maggie Hassan signed into law Senate Bill 215, the New Hampshire Benefit Corporation Act (the “Benefit Corporation Act”), thus joining about 20 other states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, in authorizing the incorporation of a new form...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|FATCA - The Time is Now: IRS Provides Limited Relief for Some Foreign Financial Institutions, But Many Will Need to Register by May 5|
Daniel L. Gottfried; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
April 30, 2014, previously published on April 23, 2014The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was enacted as a component of the HIRE Act of 2010. Among other things, FATCA imposed a new 30% withholding tax with respect to certain payments made to any foreign financial institution (FFI), including a foreign bank, brokerage, or investment fund....