Thank you to those who attended Riess LeMieux's Annual Construction Law Seminar: Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty on September 10, 2020. We are excited that there was such a great turnout for the webinar and hope that those in attendance learned something useful.
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
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 is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s lawyers have been named to the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Michael R. C. Riess, Christopher K. LeMieux, Michael D. Lane, and Michael S. Blackwell have been recognized in the fields of Construction Law, Construction Litigation, and Admiralty and Maritime Law.
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.
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.
Mike Lane and Michael Levatino co-wrote an article for Under Construction, a publication of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, discussing bad faith litigants and the destruction of electronically stored information (ESI).
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.
Christopher K. LeMieux will be participating in a legal panel at the Louisiana Associated General Contractors Summer Conference. The panelists will discuss recent legal decisions that may impact construction industry. The Conference will be held in Miramar Beach, Florida on July 29-August 2.
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.