Mass. Appeals Court: Employee Who Sued For Injury Wrongfully Terminated

A common legal complication arising out of Massachusetts construction injuries is a suit brought by the injured party against parties upstream to their employer–i.e. a subcontractor’s employee bringing suit against the general contractor. Massachusetts workers’ compensation law bars the employee …

Non-Competes: Judge Sorokin Denies Drywall Co.’s Request for Injunction Against Former Asst.P.M.

In a case that is instructive in understanding when and where non-compete agreements may be enforceable in the construction industry, federal Judge Leo Sorokin denied Manganaro Northeast, LLC’s (“Manganaro”) request for an injunction against a former Assistant Project Manager (“APM”). …

Does The “Spearin Doctrine” Still Apply In An Integrated Project Design World?

In Coughlin Elec. Contractors, Inc. v. Gilbane Building Co., the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court asked whether participation in the design process negates a contractor’s common law Spearin doctrine protection. Subcontractor alleged that it suffered a forty-nine percent increase in labor …