• Celco Construction Corp. vs. Town of Avon
  • April 6, 2015 | Authors: Bryan R. Le Blanc; Michael C. Lehane
  • Law Firm: Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP - Quincy Office
  • On March 2, 2015, the Appeals Court issued a decision in a case handled by Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, which significantly impacts communities across Massachusetts. In Celco Construction Corp. v. Town of Avon, Appeals Court No. 13-P-1880 (slip op.) (March 2, 2015), the Appeals Court upheld the Town of Avon’s decision to deny an equitable adjustment claim for latent defects where the bidder had engaged in so-called “penny bidding” - artificially pricing a particular bid category at one cent ($.01) in order to achieve a bidding advantage.