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Omega Demolition Corp. v. Walsh Construction Company, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 09-024-18)

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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

 

SUFFOLK, ss.                                                                       SUPERIOR COURT

                                                                                                CIVIL ACTION

  1. 2017-1736-BLS 2

 

 

OMEGA DEMOLITION CORP.,

Plaintiff

 

vs.

 

WALSH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, 

MCCOURT CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., WALSH-MCCOURT JV1,

TRAVELERS CASUALTY AND SURETY COMPANY OF AMERICA and

CONTINENTAL CASUALTY COMPANY,

Defendants

 

 

MEMORANDUM OF DECISION AND ORDER ON

DEFENDANTS’ PARTIAL MOTION TO DISMISS

 

This dispute arises out of a subcontract for bridge demolition between Plaintiff Omega Demolition Corp. (Omega) and Defendants Walsh Construction Company (Walsh) and Walsh-McCourt JV1, (WMJV), a joint venture between Walsh and Defendant McCourt Construction Company, Inc. (McCourt).  Omega, the subcontractor, alleges, among other things, that Walsh and WMJV breached the subcontract by failing to furnish so-called “shielding and containment” for Omega’s use in performing its demolition work.  Walsh, WMJV, McCourt and their sureties, Defendants Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America and Continental Casualty Company, now move to dismiss those portions of Counts I through V which are based on this allegation, arguing that it is clear from the language of the subcontract that neither Walsh nor WMJV had any obligation to provide shielding and containment for Omega.  This Court disagrees and concludes that the Motion must be DENIED. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 9, 2018 at 5:25 pm

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PHOTOS: Ink Block Demolition Continues on Harrison Ave

The "Ink Block Boston" logo hangs around the site of the demolished former Boston Herald building. Construction for the new Whole Foods supermarket and 475 apartments began after a groundbreaking ceremony on April 11, 2013.

The former Boston Herald building is officially no more.

Demolition has been underway for the last several weeks at the Harrison Ave site of the future Ink Block Developement, a $ 200 million mixed-use project that will feature hundreds of apartments and a Whole Foods supermarket.

At the demolition site this week, construction crews used a crane and a wrecking ball to tear down the small portion remained standing of the Herald building.

Construction began on the six-acre site in 2013 with a ceremonial ground-breaking. The project is scheduled to be fully completed in 2016. The Whole Foods supermarket is expected to open in late 2014

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 15, 2013 at 10:22 am

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Week in Review: I-93 Overpass Improvements, Herald Building Demolition

Rep. Aaron Michlewitz grabs a brick from a pile of bricks from the former Boston Herald building.

The following were the top articles on South End Patch from April 8 to April 12, 2013:

Former Herald Building Demolition, Ink Block Construction to Start

See what Mayor Menino and others had to say to commemorate the former Herald Building that will soon be demolished.

Improvements Coming to I-93 Overpass

Find out what changes are being made to improve safety.

New Book to Feature South End Residents

Find out how you or your friends could be included in the South End edition of “Legendary Locals.”

Five Guns, Child Found in South End Bed Bug Search

Police have released more information on the small cache of guns found inside an East Brookline Street apartment on Friday.

Vision for Vacancy: What Should Replace Sibling Rivalry? read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 14, 2013 at 10:55 am

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Former Herald Building Demolition, Ink Block Construction to Start

Rep. Aaron Michlewitz grabs a brick from a pile of bricks from the former Boston Herald building.

In a ceremony filled with memories from Boston Herald employees and hope for the future development of the neighborhood, Mayor Menino, state reps and city officials gathered in the South End on Thursday to say goodbye to the old building and welcome the new Ink Block development. 

Menino said he was happy to see a bridge built between the South End, Chinatown and South Boston with the new development, and the first full-sized grocery store come to the South End.

“The South End deserves this type of development,” he said. “As part of the ongoing transformation of the South End, this project will grow the neighborhood’s vitality with its diverse housing mix, new pedestrian activity and retail energy.”

The new development, situated at the corner of Harrison Ave and Traveler Street, will feature 475 units of housing in five buildings and 85,000 square feet of  retail space, including a  50,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market, which will be the chain’s largest location in Boston. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 12, 2013 at 10:35 am

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Things to Know in the South End Today, April 11: Ink Block Demolition Ceremony

Ink Block Logo

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a rainy day with a high of 49 degrees. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain.

2. Ink Block Demolition: There will be a special demolition ceremony at Ink Block on Harrison Ave. in the South End Today. Mayor Menino and others will be on hand to remove the first brick from the former Boston Herald building to start the demolition and construction process to make way for the new apartment complex. See here for more information. 

3. Musical at BCA: The Boston Children’s Theatre presents a musical take on the children’s book, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day,” this weekend and next weekend at the Boston Center for the Arts (572 Tremont St.) See here for more information.  

4. Artist Walk-Through: Boston Artist Ken Beck will “extemporize” on 78 paintings and drawings from his private collection spanning nearly 30 years which presently are on display at Hammond Residential Real Estate, 10 Berkeley St. this coming Sunday, April 14, from 4-5pm. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekend through May. See here for more information. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm

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Neighbors on Taylor St. House Demolition: Conditions Were Unsafe

The home currently under construction. The north facade has been preserved.

Imagine sitting in your home one morning and feeling the entire floor shake. That’s how Taylor Street resident Louane Hann was notified of the construction happening on her street last Tuesday. 

“I was working from home, and all of a sudden, I felt the earth move,” she said. “There was a guy with a backhoe and a guy with a hose, and they were ripping the house down.”

Hann said neither she nor anyone else in the neighborhood was notified that construction would begin at the wooden house at 8-10 Taylor Street, and that it would involve demolition of the building.

“We get notices about someone getting a roof deck you can’t even see half the time, and no one got a notice about this,” she said. “It’s unbelievable.”

Couple the lack of notice with the complete surprise that the building, which neighbors thought had been approved for a renovation and addition, was being completely demolished. And the day of demolition left dust everywhere, debris on neighbors’ porches and properties, and even broke a window at a home next door, said nearby residents. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 8, 2012 at 1:10 am

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