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When a Court Doesn’t Understand Surety Bonds

It was only a $6,000 bond and not a construction case, but the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court unfortunately demonstrated its ignorance of surety bonds, showing how a case can be messed up when the court doesn’t understand the principles. I… Read More
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Bad Facts Make Bad Law – Condo Version

Condo bylaws that restrict the ability of a condo board to sue the developer came in a for a beating by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. While refusing to prohibit all restrictive bylaws, the Massachusetts high court roundly criticized the… Read More
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How not to sue the Queen – a lesson in judicial restraint

One strength of the US legal system is that people get their day in court even when they don’t deserve it. An obviously-patient US Magistrate Judge has issued a careful and thoughtful ruling dismissing a lawsuit that should never have been filed in… 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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