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Workers Comp Immunity Thwarts Indemnity
Massachusetts rejects all efforts to bring employer into lawsuit by  injured employee.  Workers comp immunity thwarts indemnity. FRACO PRODUCTS, LTD. v BOSTONIAN MASONRY84 Mass App Ct 296 (2013)     FACTS   On a construction project, a masonry subcontractor rented a mast climber from Fraco.  Employees of the mason were on the equipment when it toppled… Read More »Workers Comp Immunity Thwarts Indemnity
Walk off Sub’s Claim Sunk by “Perform First /Dispute Later” Clause
In a non-precedential ruling, Massachusetts Appeals Court shot down the claim of a subcontractor who, refused to perform disputed work and walked off the job. Acme Abatement Contractor, Inc. V. S&R Corporation, Mass: Appeals Court (2015)   FACTS S&R hired Acme Abatement for part of the scope of a job at a plant and its… Read More »Walk off Sub’s Claim Sunk by “Perform First /Dispute Later” Clause
Updated Pay Rates Apply on Mass Public Jobs – Whether the employer gets the update memo or not.
Mass SJC 2019 case Donis v American Waste Services LLC Parties Employee = DonisEmployer = AWS LLC Public Entities = TownsState Department of Labor = Determine prevailing wage rates Facts Cape Cod towns put material hauling work contracts out for public bid.  Bidders knew they would have to pay ‘prevailing wage’.  The Department of Labor… Read More »Updated Pay Rates Apply on Mass Public Jobs – Whether the employer gets the update memo or not.
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Ten Tips for Massachusetts Property Insurance Claims
You have paid premiums, now you have a claim because your property got damaged.  How does that work? Give Notice Early – Contact the insurer to give notice of claim. The initial notice need not be detailed. You Are Your Claim # – Know your Claim # – this is the key to the door… Read More »Ten Tips for Massachusetts Property Insurance Claims

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