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Indemnity Obligation Typically Includes Attorneys’ Fees

The “American rule” in litigation is that each party must pay its own legal fees, absent a contract or statutory right to recover the same from another party. But the nature of an indemnity is one where legal fees incurred by the indemnitee shoul… Read More
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Beware Hidden Dangers of Attorneys’ Fee Provisions

First, I believe the trial court got it mostly right. But the appeals court had the last word. The case serves as a reminder that attorneys’ fee provisions at times do not always serve the greater purpose of balancing the stakes in litigation. Seco… Read More
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About Stan Martin

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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.

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