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

How do you know who gets fees for prevailing in a Massachusetts Wage Act case? Whole case settled except for attorney’s fees Mass SJC – encourage correction of unlawful behavior by rewarding Wage Act attorneys Use the catalyst test for fee requests to see who prevailed. FACTS A Massachusetts Wage Act case Ferman v Sturgis… Read More