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Riess LeMieux Attends the Louisiana Associated General Contractors Summer Conference

By |2020-08-27T09:35:35-05:00August 27, 2020|

Christopher K. LeMieux and Jonathan S. Forester both attended the Louisiana Associated General Contractors (LAGC) Summer Conference from July 29-August 2.  Chris participated on a legal panel, discussing recent legal decisions that have impacted the construction industry. He will be going into further depth about the cases presented at the seminar during Riess […]

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

By |2020-08-24T15:29:18-05:00August 24, 2020|

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. 

Riess LeMieux Welcomes Patrick “Trey” Talley to the Firm

By |2020-08-18T08:52:23-05:00August 17, 2020|

Riess LeMieux is pleased to welcome Patrick "Trey" Talley to the firm. Trey is a recent graduate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University and also has a Structural Engineering degree from Clemson University. The firm is excited about his technical experience that will allow him to assist in advising clients on construction-related issues.

Construction Industry Legislative Update – August 2020

By |2020-08-12T11:10:00-05:00August 12, 2020|

Several important laws affecting the construction industry—and businesses in general—were passed by the Louisiana Legislature during the 2020 Regular and Extraordinary Sessions and signed into law by the Governor, including partial tort reform, business and individual protections related to COVID-19, and new laws affecting the construction industry in particular.

Annual Construction Law Seminar: Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty

By |2020-09-08T10:49:35-05:00August 4, 2020|

Please join us and mark your calendars for our Annual Construction Law Seminar: Dealing With Risk and Uncertainty. The firm will host this annual event for clients and friends of the firm. The webinar will cover a broad range of topics impacting the construction industry, including how to navigate COVID, labor and employment issues, and recent legislation and case law.

Can Liquidated Damages Be Withheld on a Public Project? It May Depend on the Project’s Location

By |2020-07-23T11:35:17-05:00July 23, 2020|

In the 2020 Regular Session, the Louisiana Legislature attempted to resolve an apparent circuit split among the First and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeal by codifying the requirements for a public entity to withhold liquidated damages (LDs) on public projects.  House Bill 758 was originally intended to allow LDs to be withheld on all public contracts.  However, after much debate, the bill was limited to “flood protection” and “integrated coastal protection” projects.