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The Massachusetts Statute of Repose Comes Marching One Building at a Time

USA - December 15 2020 Have you ever wondered when Massachusetts’ 6-year statute of repose for defective design, planning and construction is triggered when dealing with…

A Certain Degree of Control Could Save You From Suit

USA - November 30 2020 Here is the fact scenario: A contractor employs certain employees that are union members or employees that have a tendency to “roam” and/or be…

Rhode Island Removed From Massachusetts “Lower-Risk States” COVID Travel Exemption Effective August 7, 2020

USA - August 5 2020 Effective August 7, 2020, Massachusetts removed Rhode Island from one of its “Lower-Risk States” COVID Travel Exemption. This applies to…

Virtual Arbitrations/Trials — Should You Use An Expanded Witness Oath?

USA - May 21 2020 For arbitrations and trials that are pending and/or are scheduled for the near term, the judges/arbitrators/counsel/parties are now confronting the…

Construction Shutdown is Lifted in Massachusetts

USA - May 18 2020 Non-essential private construction projects were suspended on March 31, 2020 in Massachusetts. That suspension has been in place for the construction…

Cloth Face Masks Required for Rhode Island Employees Through May 18, 2020

USA - April 15 2020 On April 14, 2020, Governor Raimondo issued the Twenty-First Supplemental Emergency Declaration — Requiring Cloth Face Masks At Work. The Order is…

Cloth Face Masks Required for Rhode Island Employees Through May 18, 2020

USA - April 15 2020 On April 14, 2020, Governor Raimondo issued the Twenty-First Supplemental Emergency Declaration — Requiring Cloth Face Masks At Work. The Order is…

Securing Mechanic’s Liens in Rhode Island During the COVID-19 Crisis

USA - April 10 2020 The current COVID-19 crisis has complicated all facets of life, including securing mechanic’s liens. Properly notarizing your lien and recording the…

Virtual Mediations Are Zooming Forward . . . Jump on Board

USA - April 9 2020 With most of the country on stay at home orders of some variety and court closings, parties to claims, litigation, and arbitrations are adapting…

U.S. SBA Corrects Rulemaking on Paycheck Protection Program Loans for Construction Businesses

USA - April 8 2020 In a whirlwind of legislation, rulemaking, guidance, and answers to FAQs on the CARES Act, inevitably confusion arose related to business eligibility…