The rapid spread of COVID-19 raises questions as to how construction contracts may be interpreted in light of the spread of a global pandemic and subsequent government shutdowns. This article provides an overview of the key provisions that owners and contractors should review in their contracts, including force majeure, suspension, termination, and emergency clauses, as well as the application of government regulations on federal projects.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released a final rule on joint employment under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which drastically changes joint-employer status from a broad indirect-control theory to a more narrow “substantial direct and immediate control” theory.
A federal district court recently granted summary judgment in favor of a firm client, dismissing a personal injury claim against a general contractor arising from a car accident near a construction site. The court concluded that the client had correctly performed its work on the federal project and complied with the plans and specifications.
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The Louisiana Supreme Court recently issued a ruling clarifying the time period for insureds to assert bad-faith claims against their insurers that will have far-ranging effects on the insurance industry in the State of Louisiana.
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Christopher K. LeMieux will be speaking on two panels at the 2020 Critical Issues Summit hosted by The Associated General Contractors of America (LAGC) in Baton Rouge. The Legal Panel will be on Thursday, February 13, and the second panel entitled “Who Bears Risk Allocation in Design” will take place on Friday, February 14. To learn more about the LAGC Summit or register to attend, click here.
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.
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.
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.