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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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Airbnb Hosts Beware: City of Boston Proposes Regulations on Short Term Rental Industry

Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh, recently proposed a citywide ordinance that will, if adopted by City Council, subject short-term rentals – such as those advertised through the popular home-sharing website, Airbnb – to regulations and reporting requirements. The proposed ordinance requires that all short-term-rentals register with the city and pay an annual fee based on a […]...

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Corporate Considerations: Piercing the Corporate Veil, a Primer

             The creation of a formal corporate entity and compliance with state prescribed formalities can offer business owners and members substantial protections from individual liability for business debts when acting by and through an entity. That protection, however, is not a given. In order to enjoy the benefits that limited liability entities afford, one must respect established corporate formalities […]...

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Christopher Strang Selected as 2017 Super Lawyer

Strang Scott is honored to announce the selection of Christopher Strang as a 2017 Super Lawyer by the Massachusetts edition of Super Lawyers. Mr. Strang has been recognized for his outstanding work in construction litigation for the ninth consecutive year, first as a Rising Star and then as a Super Lawyer. The Super Lawyers selection […]...

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OSHA Injury Tracking Application Enforcement Delayed to December 15, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently extended, for the second time, the enforcement deadline for compliance with electronic reporting of injury and illness data through its Injury Tracking Application (ITA) until December 15, 2017. The new rule took effect January 1, 2017, and required certain employers to submit injury and illness information electronically through […]...

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Contractors Beware: OSHA Begins Enforcement of New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard

On October 19, 2017, OSHA released interim enforcement guidance for its Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard. This standard began full enforcement on October 23, 2017. The Interim Enforcement Guidance issued refers to the standard promulgated on September 23, 2017.  Initially, rather than issue citations for violations of the standard, OSHA’s compliance officers were instructed to assist […]...

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Landlord’s Security Deposit Violation Does Not Warrant Triple Damages

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) recently addressed the scope and interpretation of the Massachusetts Security Deposit Act, MGL c. 186, § 15B, in Phillips v. Equity Residential Management, LLC.  Strang Scott previously discussed the implications of landlords’ failure to comply with MGL c. 186 (“the Act”).   The dispute centered around four different provisions of […]...

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Chris Strang Reelected Treasurer of the Boston Bar Foundation

The Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) Board of Trustees elected Strang Scott partner Chris Strang to the office of Treasurer for a second term.   Chris’ service to the BBF as Treasurer continues his long-term committment to the organization, where Chris has served in many capacities, including as a member of the Executive Committee, the Board of Trustees, the […]...

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Strang Scott Enjoys “A Taste of The Fenway”

The Strang Scott team was out in force last week to support our friends and neighbors at “A Taste of The Fenway.” The fun festival featured our best community chefs, restaurants and other local businesses with delicious food and drink samples, as well as live music and games. The Fenway Community Development Corporation partnered with […]...

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