Incorporation by Reference

Contract Ambiguity Affected Accrual of Claim, and Statute of Limitations Analysis

A seemingly minor ambiguity in contract terms, probably unnoticed at the time, has affected the timeliness of a claim for construction defects. The contract was signed in 2008, after the 2007 updates to the AIA contract forms had been published. The… Read More
Read More

Additional Insured Status Can Arise Indirectly by Lease (or other Written Contract)

Decisions in two separate courts have come to the same conclusion: additional insured status can be conferred via (1) a contract – which was a lease, in each of these cases – requiring Party A to be designated as an additional insured on Party B… Read More
Read More

How Do Additional Insured Obligations Work with Subcontract Flow-Down Clauses?

They don’t. Unless the subcontract is carefully drafted, that is. So where the prime contract required the owner to be named as an additional insured, and the subcontract flow-down clause passed along the GC’s obligations to the owner, as the… Read More
Read More

ASTM Standards Incorporated into Law Are Still Protected by Copyright

Considering the competing interests of access to laws and copyright protection, a federal court has come down, in this instance, in favor of copyright protection. Despite efforts of some organizations to simplify the issues in order to criticize t… Read More
Read More

About Stan Martin

Stanley A. Martin's Profile Image
Stan Martin holds a law degree and an undergraduate degree in architecture. He has been involved with the construction industry for more than 45 years, working in construction prior to law school and beginning his construction law practice. Over the course of his career, he has served on boards and committees for organizations including the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, the Boston Society of Architects, and the Massachusetts Building Congress.

Read More About Stan