UMass lawsuit seeks nearly $3 million over alleged construction flaws

Source:, December 3, 2020
By: Scott Merzbach

The University of Massachusetts and the UMass Building Authority are suing eight contractors for almost $3 million for their alleged role in the collapse of ductwork in kitchen exhaust systems at a refurbished dining facility on the Amherst campus.

The lawsuit, filed in Hampshire Superior Court in Northampton Monday, seeks at least $2.86 million in damages related to property damage, lost income and overtime expenses from the companies that were hired for a $19 million overhaul of the Blue Wall Dining Hall at the Lincoln Campus Center that began in 2013. Read more.

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