OSHA changed its guidance that previously required employers to record adverse side effects of employees who are vaccinated. The new guidance, in effect until May 2022, states that the agency will not enforce the requirement to report COVID-19 vaccination side effects so as not to deter workers from getting vaccinated.
Riess LeMieux Construction Practice and Attorneys Ranked in 2021 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
Riess LeMieux has been ranked in the 2021 guidebook, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Construction Law. Firm founders, Michael R. Riess and Christopher K. LeMieux were also recognized in the publication for their individual achievements in the area of construction law.
Legal Update: Lathan Constr., LLC v. Webster Par. Sch. Bd. and Geosport Lighting Sys., LLC v. Bossier City (April 2021)
When is it too late for a contractor to file a bid protest under the Louisiana Public Bid Law? The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued two decisions highlighting the factors courts consider when evaluating the timeliness of bid protest actions.
The rapidly growing office of Riess LeMieux, LLC, has an opening for a motivated and talented Legal Secretary with 5+ years of litigation experience. Candidate must have administrative experience, exceptional organizational and communication skills, proficient in MS word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook, and type with speed and accuracy.
Riess LeMieux, LLC. is continuing to grow and has another opening for a motivated and talented Paralegal with 5+ years of litigation experience. Candidate must have exceptional organizational and communication skills, proficient in MS word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook, and type with speed and accuracy.
Legal Update: World War II Theatre, Inc. v. Desimone Consulting Engineering Group, LLC, et al. (April 2021)
A federal court recently considered the admissibility of expert testimony in a dispute between the owner of the World War II Museum hotel and several project consultants concerning delays allegedly caused by design errors. In World War II Theatre, Inc. v. Desimone Consulting Engineering Group, LLC, et al., the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled on competing motions to exclude expert testimony.
OSHA recently issued new FAQs concerning employers who may require employees to be vaccinated. Adverse reactions to the vaccines are considered “work-related” by OSHA. Employers who require COVID-19 vaccines must notify OSHA within 24 hours of an employee’s inpatient hospitalization (or within eight hours of an employee’s death) resulting from an adverse reaction.
Is an arbitrator’s disregard of the law a valid basis to overturn an arbitration award? A federal appeals court recently reiterated that “manifest disregard of the law” is not a proper basis for a court to overturn an arbitration award. In Jones v. Michaels Stores Inc., the U.S. Fifth Circuit held that arbitration awards may only be vacated for the reasons set forth in the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 10 (FAA), which does not include manifest disregard of the law.
Jonathan S. Forester explains the importance of having policies in place for notices and liens if you are a construction business, which will help manage financial risks. Please check out our resources page for more Riess LeMieux content.
The Texas Supreme Court recently handed down an important decision relating to insurer’s duty to make payment to an insured under the Prompt Payment of Claims Act. In Louis Hinojos v. State Farm Lloyds, et al., the Texas Supreme Court held that an insurer is not absolved of its statutory liability when it pays only part of a claim within the statutory deadline set forth in the statute.