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UPDATE: Forfeiture Rule in Construction Disputes – Complete and Strict Performance Required for Design and Construction Claim, Otherwise Look to the Materiality Rule

Recently, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) issued a decision in G4S Technology LLC v. Mass. Tech. Park Corp., SJC-12397, regarding the forfeiture rule for construction project contractor disputes. Previously, the trial court in G4S entered summary judgment in favor of the defendant, dismissing G4S’s breach of contract claim based on G4S’s intentional breaches of […]...

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Show Me the (Same Amount of) Money!

The state’s new pay equity law, which amends the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”), will take effect on July 1, 2018.  It is one of the strongest pay equity laws in the country, and subjects employers to double damages and attorneys’ fees in the event of a violation.  Moreover, it is a “strict liability” statute.  […]...

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Chris Strang Selected Super Lawyer for 2018

Strang, Scott, Giroux & Young, LLP, is honored to announce the selection of Christopher Strang as a 2018 Super Lawyer by the Massachusetts edition of Super Lawyers.  Mr. Strang has been recognized for his outstanding work in construction litigation for the tenth consecutive year, first as a Rising Star and then as a Super Lawyer.  The Super Lawyers selection […]...

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Strang Scott Welcomes Alexandra Deal to the Firm

Strang, Scott, Giroux & Young, LLP, with offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, welcomes Alexandra H. Deal as Of Counsel to the Firm.  Ms. Deal is a seasoned litigator with more than a decade of experience representing clients in state and federal court, along with various administrative agencies.  She advises clients in employment-related matters and litigates […]...

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Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Takes Effect

As of April 1, 2018, all Massachusetts employers with six (6) or more employees are subject to the state’s new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the “Act”). In light of the pre-existing federal law in this area, what is most notable about the Act is that it requires covered employers to provide: • non-exempt and exempt […]...

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UPDATE: Airbnb Hosts Beware: Boston Proposes Regulations on Short Term Rentals

Airbnb Hosts Beware, as the Massachusetts Legislature is now considering a bill to tax Airbnb and the short term rental industry. Recently, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a bill (H 4327) that places a tax on short-term rental units as well as establishes a state registry of short-term rentals. The short-term rental tax established by […]...

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We’ve Moved: Strang Scott’s Boston Office Relocates to 6 Beacon Street

As of March 30, 2018, the Boston office of Strang, Scott, Giroux & Young, LLP has moved to 6 Beacon Street.  The firm’s relocation will provide ready access to Suffolk County Superior Court, the Federal Court, the Massachusetts State House and the Boston Bar Association.  We look forward to introducing our clients and friends to […]...

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Christopher Strang’s Article Published on the Cover of Under Construction

Strang Scott partner, Chris Strang, co-authored and article with Brendan Carter from the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts that was published recently on the cover of the American Bar Association’s “Under Construction” quarterly newsletter.  The article details a case where Strang Scott prevailed against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, successfully arguing that the awarding authority has a […]...

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Forfeiture Rule in Construction Disputes Under Review by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Since the early 1900’s, Massachusetts courts have held that a contractor cannot recover on the contract itself without showing complete and strict performance of all terms or, in the event the contract cannot be completed fully, that the contractor substantially performed and attempted, in good faith, to perform fully. Under this rule, if the court […]...

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The White House Proposes $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Development Program

The White House recently released its “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America.”  In the preamble to the outline, The White House requested that Congress act to implement the infrastructure program in short order through new legislation.  In broad strokes, the outline calls for new spending to stimulate $1.5 trillion dollars in infrastructure investments, from […]...

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