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Massachusetts Supreme Court Declares That State Contract Principles, Not Federal Precedent, Govern the Interpretation of Termination for Convenience Clauses

A.L. Prime Energy Consultant, Inc. v. Mass. Bay Transport Auth., 479 Mass. 419 (May 2, 2018) In a case of first impression, the Massachusetts Supreme Court held that general contract principles, and not federal case law, govern the treatment of termination for … Continue reading

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United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Holds Recovery on Contractor’s Claim for Wrongful Termination Limited by Provisions of Termination for Convenience Clause; Contractor’s Suit Dismissed Because Claim Was Subject to Contractually Prescribed Disputes Procedures

Hancock Electronics Corp. v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 81 F.3d 451 (4th Cir. 1996). In the spring of 1994, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“WMATA”) awarded Hancock Electronics Corporation (“Hancock”) a contract to provide replacement braking systems for … Continue reading

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