Homeowner/ Contractor Insurer dispute goes 15 years. Styller v National Fire & Marine Insurance Company Mass App Ct 2019 PARTIES – Homeowner Styller hired contractor FCMNH in 2004 for demo and repair of his home.  FCMNH was insured under a general liability policy by National Fire & Marine. CLAIMS FROM THE WORK Unhappy with the… Read More


Where a lien bond has been posted to bond off a lien, a Complaint in the lien case need not be filed at the Registry of Deeds. City Electric Supply v Arch Insurance Company Massachusetts SJC 2019 FACTS When an unpaid supplier liened the owner’s project, the owner insisted that its construction manager either clear… Read More


The Windsor School (Owner) hired the contractor (LKC) to build a new gymnasium.  LKC hired a subcontractor to lay the floor. Within months of completion, the architect notified the contractor of flooring deficiencies. Lee Kennedy Co. v. Arch Insurance Company, Dist. Court, D. Massachusetts 2019 When the contractor held the sub’s retainage, the sub sued.… Read More