Archive: September 30, 2008

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Insurer Granted Summary Judgment against General Contractor where Contract between Subcontractor and Injured Worker’s Firm Fails to Meet Indemnification Requirements
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Inability to Determine Whether Owner Owed General Contractor when Subcontractor filed Lien Precludes Summary Judgment

Insurer Granted Summary Judgment against General Contractor where Contract between Subcontractor and Injured Worker’s Firm Fails to Meet Indemnification Requirements

Connolly Bros., Inc. v. Nat’l Fire & Marine Ins. Co., Civ. No. 06-11673-NG, 2008 WL 5423198 (D. Mass. Sept. 30, 2008)

In this case, the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted an insurer’s motion for summary judgment on a general contractor’s claim for indemnification and for unfair and deceptive practices under M.G.L. c. 93A, because the general contractor was not covered for the relevant incident by the insurer’s policy.

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Inability to Determine Whether Owner Owed General Contractor when Subcontractor filed Lien Precludes Summary Judgment

In Nitro Dynamics v. Petruzzi Bros., Inc., 2008 WL 4635884 (Mass. Super. Ct. Sept. 26, 2008)

In this case, a subcontractor sued three defendants – the owner, the general contractor, and a surety – asserting claims for breach of contract, quantum meruit, and for recovery on a mechanic’s lien dissolution bond.  The Superior Court granted the owner’s motion for judicial notice of a stipulation of dismissal in a related action, but denied the owner’s motion for summary judgment.

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