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Practice, Civil, Summary judgment. The case was heard by D. Norton for the plaintiff. Friedmann for James C.
Georgaklis on May 10,alleging negligent supervision of a plumbing subcontractor. Georgaklis denied liability and filed a third-party complaint against two alleged joint venturers, Diane Churchill and Richard Nieboer; and two subcontractors, an electrician, George Harrison, [FN3] and a plumber, Charles Rocher.
For the reasons stated below, we vacate the grant of summary judgment for Georgaklis, and remand for further proceedings. She was the sole named grantee in the deed. In May,a building permit issued for renovations to the property. Among those subcontractors were Harrison [FN6] and Rocher.
On or about May 12,the property was damaged by fire. Subsequently, MPIUA, as subrogee to Churchill, commenced this action against Georgaklis, alleging that in his capacity as general contractor, he negligently supervised Rocher, the plumbing subcontractor. In discovery, MPIUA requested a copy of the joint venture agreement which Georgaklis referred to in his answer and in his third-party complaint.
The agreement was executed on January 28,between Georgaklis, Nieboer, and Churchill collectively, the three. The agreement does not refer to any joint venture already in existence, [FN7] but instead contemplates a future transfer of property from Churchill to Georgaklis and Nieboer.
If the three were joint venturers at the time of the fire, then they are subject to the same principles of liability as partners. See also Shain Inv.
Application of joint venture principles. Cohen, supra at 9. We first note that while joint venture agreements need not be in writing, see Gurry, supra atthe written agreement in this case suggests a future intent to create a joint venture.
This suggests that no joint venture existed between the three at the time of the fire. Additionally, considered in the light most favorable to MPIUA, the evidence leaves unresolved the intent to share in profits.
The order allowing summary judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. As subrogee of Diane Churchill.
Harrison filed cross claims against Rocher, Nieboer, and Churchill. Harrison stated in his deposition that Churchill was the owner of the property. In his deposition testimony, Georgaklis stated that this agreement memorialized an earlier verbal agreement that the three had made in The parties agree that one joint venturer may not maintain an action against another joint venturer with respect to that joint venture.
In addition, the complaint is one for negligent supervision, and there is no allegation of intentional misbehavior. This case does not fall into the rare exception to that rule.I’m starting a new business, what insurance coverage will I need?
The basic coverage that will be required when starting your own business is Property, General Liability, Commercial Auto, Professional Liability (Errors & Omissions), Umbrella, and Worker’s Compensation. Patrick Bernier and Julien Caron are owners of property located at Haverhill Street, Lawrence, and "insureds" under a homeowner's insurance policy issued by Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (MPIUA).
From to , he was employed with Kemper Insurance Group and, prior to leaving, served as Assistant General Adjuster, New England Region.
In , he joined the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association and Rhode Island Joint Reinsurance Association as Assistant Claims Manager.
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