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


G4S TECHNOLOGY LLC v MASS TECHNOLOGY PARK CORP. Mass SJC 2018 FACTS Government owner hired design builder for $45M project (internet backbone for 400,000 Western Mass users). The contract included requisition certifications that subcontractors had been paid and liquidated damages for late finish. Project got delayed.  Owner held back payment on requisitions. Contractor issued change… Read More


Own the process and set the tone. Newer design and construction methods use better integration across disciplines and among parties, sometimes using Lean principles, a collaborative spirit and open communications. Getting to know the others on the project will make the inevitable hard conversations, easier to have. Spend early time together with both the design… Read More