Enterprise Equipment Co., Inc. v. Town of Braintree

Norfolk Superior Court, C.A. No. 09-1784.  In this case, P&A attorneys Christopher Petrini and Peter Mello successfully defended the Town of Braintree from a prospect bidder’s request for a preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin the Town from proceeding with the use of a project labor agreement in connection with approximately $3.5 million worth of renovations at South Middle School.  This outcome was significant given the existence of a high legal standard, articulated in John T. Callahan & Sons, Inc. v. City of Malden, 430 Mass. 124 (1999), which often is construed to bar the use of such project labor agreements.