Construction Litigation

Construction Litigation

Summary Judgment for General Contractor / Sewer Defects Alleged in Hotel Construction

  Attorneys Gerard Donnelly and Margarita Warren successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of a construction company in an action arising from alleged sewer defects in a large hotel construction.. read more

Summary Judgment Secured in Coverage-Related Matter / No Duty to Defend Insured Builder in Construction Defect Claim

Attorney Matthew G. Lindberg secured summary judgment in favor of an insurance company in a coverage-related matter arising from the construction of a home in Bristol County, Massachusetts. The ­­­plaintiffs.. read more

Hassett & Donnelly’s Strategic Use of Summary Judgment Pays Off

Hassett & Donnelly recently garnered a series of successes by filing Motions for Summary Judgment and a Motion to Dismiss at strategic points during litigation. By artfully crafting and carefully.. read more

Summary Judgment in Case Involving Water Runoff onto Commercial Property

Attorneys Sarah Christie and Tara Lynch successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of husband and wife homeowner defendants in a water diversion case involving more than twenty (20) named parties. .. read more

Summary Judgment for Defendant Construction Contractor

Attorneys Gerard Donnelly and Tara Lynch successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of a large construction contractor in an action arising from a fall on a walkway located in front.. read more

Summary Judgment in Head Injury Case – “Borrowed Servant” Doctrine

Attorney Courtney Mayo successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of a subcontractor who installed granite curbing during a roadway construction project. The plaintiff bicyclist alleged that he struck a hole.. read more

Defense Verdict in Fall from Scaffolding – Witness Testifies the Plaintiff’s Claim Was Fabricated

Attorney Matthew Lindberg successfully obtained a defense verdict in Essex Superior Court in an action arising from a mason’s alleged fall from scaffolding at a residential construction site. The plaintiff,.. read more

A Home Run

Suit Against Builder Fails, Is Appealed, Fails Again A home builder sued homeowners, claiming $30,631 in unpaid bills connected with the construction of the home. The homeowners filed a counterclaim,.. read more

Trouble With Subs and Sub-Subs

Reading Contract Language Carefully Yields Good Outcome We represented a general contractor who was sued by a plaintiff seeking damages for injuries sustained while working on a construction project. The.. read more

Homeowners Avoid Liability in $700,000 Trip and Fall Verdict Against Property Developer and Contractor

Attorney Sarah B. Christie obtained a defense verdict after an 8-day trial in Worcester Superior Court in a case involving a trip and fall on a sidewalk. The elderly plaintiff.. read more