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Riess LeMieux Client Prevails in $50-Plus Million Bid Dispute at Louisiana Supreme Court

By |2020-01-15T11:28:22-06:00January 15, 2020|

On December 10, 2019, the Louisiana Supreme Court made final a ruling in favor of a firm client for the award of the Convention Center Linear Park Project estimated at $50 million.  In May 2018, the firm successfully secured the award of the public project after defeating a legal challenge by an unsuccessful bidder at trial. The firm prevailed on both rounds of appeal, concluding with the Supreme Court’s denial of the losing bidder’s supervisory writ application.

I’m Picking Up Good Vibrations Webinar

By |2020-01-10T13:52:13-06:00January 10, 2020|

Over 50 people attended the joint webinar hosted by Riess LeMieux and Walter P. Moore on January 7, 2020.  Titled "I'm Picking Up Good Vibrations", the members of the panel illustrated the risks and damages caused by construction vibrations.  We are including information on the webinar on the new Insights page of our website.  For those interested in the materials please fill out the form and we will get back to you.  If you would like to view our other presentations or publications, you can click here.

I’m Picking Up Good Vibrations Webinar Hosted by Riess LeMieux and Walter P. Moore

By |2020-01-02T11:06:24-06:00January 2, 2020|

Riess LeMieux is pleased to invite you to a joint webinar with nationally recognized structural engineering firm, Walter P Moore on January 7, 2020. The webinar is titled “I’m Picking Up Good Vibrations” and will illustrate damages caused by construction vibrations including impacts of vibrations, preventative measures, and potential risks and liability.

We Are Hiring

By |2019-12-26T09:31:11-06:00December 26, 2019|

The growing office of Riess LeMieux, LLC, has an opening for a motivated and talented associate with five + years of civil, commercial litigation, real estate, or insurance experience. Construction and labor law experience preferred. Candidates should possess superior academic credentials as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. Candidates should also be well organized and professional, capable of meeting deadlines, and adept at managing multiple complex projects. Please submit resume along with salary requirements, to

Riess LeMieux Obtains Sanctions and Contempt Order

By |2019-12-20T14:31:58-06:00December 18, 2019|

Michael Riess, Jon Forester and Robert Riess of Riess LeMieux successfully obtained sanctions and contempt order in favor of general contractor against City of New Orleans due to the City’s attempt to rebid a previously awarded contract in violation of the Public Works Act. 

Restoration of Surety’s Right to Enforce Conditional Payment Clauses on State Projects

By |2019-12-04T11:00:09-06:00December 4, 2019|

A discernible shift has emerged in the last decade in favor of sureties asserting conditional payment clauses as a defense to payment bond claims on state public projects.  For more than a half-century, state and federal courts almost universally ruled that a surety could not enforce its principal’s pay-if-paid or pay-when-paid clause in defense of a claim against the bond.  To this day, federal courts continue to neglect traditional suretyship principles in favor of the public policy underlying the Miller Act on federal projects.

Riess LeMieux Ranked in 2020 “Best Law Firms”

By |2019-11-18T14:09:58-06:00November 18, 2019|

Riess LeMieux has been ranked in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. This is the tenth consecutive year that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Christopher LeMieux Will Present an Arbitration Presentation Called Charting a Course in Unfamiliar Waters

By |2019-11-07T15:16:28-06:00November 7, 2019|

Christopher K. LeMieux will present at the CLE program entitled Charting a Course in Unfamiliar Waters - Tips for Winning Your Case in Arbitration on Thursday, December 5, 2019.  Chris will speak on Protecting and Enforcing Your Arbitration Award.  The presentation will take place at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel, 800 Iberville St., New Orleans at 1:15-2:00 p.m. The Louisiana State Bar Association is promoting the program and attendees are eligible for CLE credit.

Case Update: Leblanc Marine, LLC v. State of Louisiana (La. Oct. 2019)

By |2019-10-31T10:26:42-05:00October 30, 2019|

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently provided clarity in a muddled area of the Public Bid Law jurisprudence, holding that public bidding requirements that are inconsistent or in conflict with the Public Bid Law are invalid.  Public entities have long advertised bidding requirements beyond the Public Bid Law requirements when they seek bids for public work projects. Since the Louisiana Supreme Court’s 2006 Hamp’s decision, it was clear public entities could not waive any advertised bidding requirement, even if considered insignificant, because the Public Bid Law expressly precludes waiving advertised bidding requirements.  Thus, a bidder who failed to comply with an advertised bidding requirement could not be awarded a contract.