A recent federal court decision has significant ramifications for the validity of oral change orders and the enforceability of no-damages-for-delay clauses in construction contracts. In Alonso v. Westcoast Corp. (5th Cir. April 8, 2019), the U.S. Fifth Circuit addressed several areas of Louisiana construction law that directly impact how contractors prepare their contracts and administer their projects.
The preference to hire independent contractors instead of employees has become more common in many industries, as the line that divides employees and independent contractors has continued to blur. In a suit brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the U.S. Fifth Circuit recently provided guidance on the distinction between “employee” and “independent contractor” by underscoring the importance of the workers’ economic independence.
Mike Lane and Jon Forester presented to the Gulf Coast Chapter of CMAA on Friday, March 29. The presentation, titled: "How to Keep Your Foot Out of Your Mouth: The Do’s and Don’ts of Deposition Testimony", helped attendees learn the rules of depositions and best practices on conducting themselves and testifying.
Chris LeMieux and Jon Forester spoke at the March Lunch Meeting of the CFMA of Greater New Orleans on March 27. The topic of their presentation was "Protecting Your Money - Contract Provision Primer".
In a decision interpreting the notice requirements of the Louisiana Public Works Act (LPWA), the U.S. Fifth Circuit ruled that a sub-subcontractor’s email to a general contractor’s lawyer does not meet the notice requirements of the statute.
In a case that illustrates the duties and rights of a performance bond surety, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana held that a surety does not owe a fiduciary duty to its principals or indemnitors without the requisite contractual language to establish such a duty.
Greater New Orleans Chapter of CFMA presents: “Protecting Your Money: Contract Provision Primer” with guest speakers Chris LeMieux and Jon Forester – March 27, 2019
Riess LeMieux Partner Jon Forester will be the guest speaker at the Greater New Orleans Chapter of CFMA's March Meeting. His presentation is titled “Protecting Your Money : Contract Provision Primer”.
“How to Keep Your Foot Out of Your Mouth: The Do’s and Don’ts of Deposition Testimony” – March 29, 2019
Featuring Chris LeMieux, Mike Lane and Jon Forester. Learn the rules of depositions and best practices on conducting yourself and testifying. You will hear “war stories” as well as examples of what can ruin the case for your company during a deposition.
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.