A recent federal court decision reiterates the importance of employers enforcing employee attendance policies to defend against potential lawsuits. In Weber v. BNSF Railway Company, the U.S. Fifth Circuit affirmed summary judgment disposing of an employee’s failure-to-accommodate claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), holding that regular worksite attendance, notwithstanding a diagnosis of epilepsy, was an essential job function.
Riess LeMieux commends partner Michael Blackwell for being recognized on the cover of the New Orleans Bar Association’s monthly publication Briefly Speaking. Michael has served as the Chair of the NOBA Construction Law Committee for four consecutive years.
Christopher LeMieux and Mike Lane Present How Bankruptcy Impacts Construction Projects With Levelset
On March 25, 2021 Christopher K. LeMieux and Michael D. Lane presented a free webinar with Levelset. The webinar, titled How Bankruptcy Impacts Construction Projects, covered the repercussions of an owner, general contractor, subcontractor, or supplier declaring bankruptcy during a project.
Riess LeMieux is excited to welcome Donald Douglas and Spencer Johnson to the firm! Donald and Spencer add depth to the firm's core practice areas and expand the firm's ability to serve its clients.
A federal court recently considered the meaning of the phrase “to submit” in the context of a mediation clause in a construction contract to determine if a suit filed during a mediation was premature.
Christopher LeMieux and Michael Lane to participate in How Bankruptcy Impacts a Construction Project Webinar
On Thursday, March 25, Christopher LeMieux and Michael Lane will be participating as panelists in the Levelset free webinar titled "How Bankruptcy Impacts a Construction Project". The webinar will begin at 1 P.M.
On March 2, 2021, the Louisiana Supreme Court made final a ruling in favor of a firm client defending against subrogation claims by insurers who were seeking to recover proceeds paid under a builder’s risk policy. Riess LeMieux is proud to have secured the correct result for its client and to have established legal precedent favoring insurance coverage for contractors and subcontractors in Louisiana.
A recent decision from the Louisiana First Circuit serves as a reminder of the importance of reducing oral lease agreements to writing, as well as under what circumstances a lessor owes a duty to protect a lessee from criminal acts of third persons. The failure to put a lease agreement in writing can make it difficult for a lessee to protect its interests if there is a loss or damage to property, particularly if there is a dispute over the terms of the agreement.
It’s #WomenInConstructionWeek! Riess LeMieux is proud to celebrate our #WomenInConstruction attorneys that are dedicated to the industry. #WICWeek2021 From Courtrooms to Hardhats. This group is tough as nails!
Can an unpaid subcontractor assert lien rights against the lessor or owner of property upon which the subcontractor’s work is performed? It depends on who contracted for and benefited from the work. A Louisiana federal court recently ruled that a hauling subcontractor’s claim under the Louisiana Private Works Act (LPWA) could not be asserted against the owner and lessor of property where excess fill was hauled because the work did not inure to their benefit and they did not have actual control over the project.