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Riess LeMieux delivers legal services with the personal touch of a boutique law firm, while always staying mindful of the cost-effective representation desired in today’s climate. While our construction law team brings decades of experience in providing solutions for construction problems at every stage of a project, the lawyers at Riess LeMieux are also experienced in a full range of legal areas.

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Welcome to
Riess LeMieux

Riess LeMieux delivers legal services with the personal touch of a boutique law firm, while always staying mindful of the cost-effective representation desired in today’s climate. While our construction law team brings decades of experience in providing solutions for construction problems at every stage of a project, the lawyers at Riess LeMieux are also experienced in a full range of legal areas.

VIEW OUR PRACTICE AREAS

News & Events

Legal Update: Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, Inc.

May 26, 2020|

In a recent U.S. Fifth Circuit case applying Texas law, the court cited the economic-loss rule to bar recovery for damage to a steam turbine generator caused by a faulty software upgrade in Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, Inc., 954 F.3d 804 (5th Cir. 2020).  Ruling on an unsettled question of law in Texas, the Fifth Circuit was required to make an “Erie guess” as to whether the Texas Supreme Court would apply the economic-loss rule to bar tort recovery for a faulty replacement part that damaged the original product.  

Indemnity, Change Orders, and More: Top Construction Legal Issues and Answers Audio Webinar

May 12, 2020|

Christopher K. LeMieux and Jonathan S. Forester will be hosting an audio webinar with the National Business Institute on June 10, 2020.  This webinar will  focus on construction issues that can have substantial legal repercussions.  It will cover how to troubleshoot these issues and give you the information necessary to find solutions before they escalate. Riess LeMieux regularly provides webinars and seminars for clients on a wide array of legal topics.

Legal Update: Lake Building Products v. Secretary of Labor

May 8, 2020|

A federal appeals court recently vacated an OSHA citation against a contractor for lack of “fair notice” even though the agency had properly interpreted the regulation. In Lake Building Products, Inc. v. Secretary of Labor, 2020 WL 2190772 (6th Cir. May 6, 2020), a contractor argued it did not have “fair notice” that OSHA would impose a citation related to the use of fall protection during erection and connection of steel. After the contractor contested the citation, an administrative law judge (“ALJ”) ruled in favor of OSHA and upheld the citation. On appeal, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (“OSHRC”) declined to hear the contractor’s argument that the citation was improper.