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U.S. Fifth Circuit Allows OSHA To Cite Contractors Solely For Putting Other Companies’ Employees At Risk

By |2019-01-22T13:34:51-06:00January 22, 2019|

In a milestone decision overturning more than thirty-seven years of precedent, the federal Fifth Circuit, in Acosta v. Hansel Phelps Construction Company, 909, F.3d 723 (5th Cir. 2018),  has ruled that OSHA is authorized to cite construction contractors for site hazards that place only other companies’ employees, including workers employed by its subcontractors, at risk.

Case Update: LeBlanc Marine, L.L.C. v. State of Louisiana

By |2018-11-14T17:02:28-06:00November 14, 2018|

The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion in LeBlanc Marine, L.L.C. v. State of Louisiana (2018-CA-434) reiterating the Court’s opinion that, when a public entity issues a bid requirement that is stricter than a similar statutory bidding requirement, the public entity must follow the stricter bid requirement to the extent it does not conflict with the statute.