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Riess LeMieux Welcomes M. Ali Barnes to the Firm

Riess LeMieux is pleased to welcome Ali Barnes to the firm.  Ali brings to the firm experience in construction law, commercial litigation, employment and labor law, transactional law, and insurance law.  She has previously served as a prosecutor and as an Assistant City Attorney in Mobile, Alabama.  She also has worked for a family business on complex estate, trust, and insurance matters.

Legal Update: Proposed Department of Labor Rule

The Department of Labor recently issued a proposed rule to determine whether workers are considered employees or independent contractors.  If adopted, the new five-factor test will implement an updated standard by which companies must classify workers as either employees or independent contractors for the purpose of workers’ compensation and labor laws.

Legal Update: Yor-Wic Construction Co., Inc. v. Engineering Design Technologies, Inc., et al. (July 2020)

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana recently issued a ruling that clarifies the liability of a surety when a claimant gives late notice of a loss and also made clear the duty of a commercial general liability (“CGL”) carrier to indemnify its insured for an economic-loss claim. In Yor-Wic Construction Co., Inc. v. Engineering Design Technologies, Inc., No. 17-0224, 2020 WL 3964775 (July 13, 2020), Yor-Wic, a subcontractor, was denied the opportunity for a subcontract and subsequently brought a lawsuit against the surety and the general contractor.

Indemnity, Change Orders, and More: Top Construction Legal Issues and Answers Webinar Now Available On Demand

On June 10, 2020 Christopher K. LeMieux and Jonathan S. Forester hosted an audio webinar with the National Business Institute (NBI) titled Indemnity, Change Orders, and More: Top Construction Legal Issues and Answers.  This audio webinar is now available on-demand through the NBI’s website.  The webinar discussed construction issues and how to troubleshoot solutions before they escalate. 

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