Subcontractor’s Right to Direct Payment from Public Authority
    Subcontractors on public projects in Massachusetts have the right to seek payment directly from the awarding authority when the prime contractor has not made timely payment. A Massachusetts Superior Court judge has reinforced the awarding authority’s obligation to pay when a proper request has been made. The so-called “direct payment claim” statute allows certain first-tier subcontractors and suppliers to the prime contractor to seek payment directly from the awarding...
    By Stevie Goyette 2022-05-23 18:33:05 0 448
    Limitation of Liability (and Consequential Damage Waiver) Clause Did Not Bar Claim for Bad Faith
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    By Stevie Goyette 2022-05-23 18:30:13 0 534
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