On March 1st, Chris LeMieux is participating in a panel discussion about “Thermal Imagery Use in Building Investigations, Claims Management, and Litigation” in conjunction with J.S. Held.
Chris LeMieux is participating in a legal panel discussion at the LAGC’s 11th Annual Critical Issues Summit in Baton Rouge on February 21st. The panel will discuss recent legal decisions that affect the construction industry.
U.S. Fifth Circuit Allows OSHA To Cite Contractors Solely For Putting Other Companies’ Employees At Risk
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.
An arbitrator was held to have exceeded his authority when holding that a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) between the AFL-CIO union and Southwest Airlines, relating to deadlines for filing grievances, became effective upon execution, as opposed to when the agreement was ratified.
Jon Forester and Mike Lane have been recognized as 2019 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in the field of Construction Law. This is Jon’s fifth selection and Mike’s first selection to this highly regarded award.
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.
Riess LeMieux is proud to have participated in the CFMA’s Strikes for a Cause fundraiser for Educare New Orleans at Rock-N-Bowl on November 8th.
On October 16, Riess LeMieux Attorneys Chris LeMieux, Michael Lane, and Jonathan Forester will lead a session at the ABC's 2018 The Edge Series. The session will be titled "How to Keep Your Foot Out of Your Mouth: The Do’s and Don’ts of Deposition Testimony".
The Metro New Orleans section of the LA American Planning Association is holding a workshop on drafting land use regulations for local government, including Riess LeMieux attorney Bess Renfrow, who will speak about her experience in drafting zoning regulations.