Archive: February 6, 2008

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Owner Potentially Liable for Fraud and Consumer Protection Act Violations Based on False Promises of Payment

Owner Potentially Liable for Fraud and Consumer Protection Act Violations Based on False Promises of Payment

Atlantis Int’l Constr. Servs., Inc. v. Sluggo, LLC, 71 Mass. App. Ct. 1106 (2008) (Unpublished)

In this unpublished decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court held that an owner could be held liable for fraud, breach of contract and violation of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act (M.G.L. c. 93A) for inducing a general contractor continue work based on the promise that the general contractor’s numerous disputed change order requests would be paid in full.  After completion of the project the owner refused to pay many of the general contractor’s change orders. Read More

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