Attorney Richard T. Holland settles Sherborn Library litigation and Town receives more than $1 million in settlement funds and dismissal of contractor’s claims.

Five Star Building Corporation v. Town of Sherborn v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America and Beacon Consulting Group, Inc., Middlesex Superior Court, C.A. No. 2081CV02664. Attorney Richard T. Holland represented the Town of Sherborn in litigation arising from renovations to the Sherborn Library. The Town terminated its contract with the general contractor and made a claim on the contractor’s performance bond due to the contractor’s failure to perform its work in accordance with the contract and to achieve substantial completion of the project more than two years after the substantial completion date. After the surety undertook completion of the project, the contractor sued the Town for “more than $3 million.” The Town countersued the contractor and subsequently sued the surety and the surety’s completion contractor for breach of contract and unfair and deceptive acts and practices (G.L. c.93A). After several years of litigation, the lawsuit was settled, with the Town receiving more than $1 million and the dismissal of the contractor’s claims.

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