Riess LeMieux is pleased to welcome new partner Brian Grubb to the firm. Brian brings to the firm extensive experience in construction and real estate development, business transactions, governmental relations and healthcare matters.
Riess LeMieux founding partner, Christopher LeMieux, will be speaking on the legal panel at the Louisiana Associated General Contractors 2021 Annual Summer Conference. Chris will address new cases and legislation affecting the construction industry.
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: 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.
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.
A recent federal court decision reiterates the importance of employers enforcing employee attendance policies to defend against potential lawsuits. In Weber v. BNSF Railway Company, the U.S. Fifth Circuit affirmed summary judgment disposing of an employee’s failure-to-accommodate claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), holding that regular worksite attendance, notwithstanding a diagnosis of epilepsy, was an essential job function.
Riess LeMieux is excited to welcome Donald Douglas and Spencer Johnson to the firm! Donald and Spencer add depth to the firm's core practice areas and expand the firm's ability to serve its clients.
Thomas Henican, partner at Riess LeMieux, will cover legal issues implicated by the recent approval and use of COVID-19 vaccines, including: Equal Employment Opportunity guidance, the ADA, the Civil Rights Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The discussion will include best practices for employers considering distribution of the vaccine directly (or through a third party) and/or requiring proof of vaccination to return to work, and will conclude with a discussion of Louisiana’s liability limiting COVID-19 statute as to employer vaccination programs and the proposed federal legislation.
Riess LeMieux has been ranked in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” regional lists. The firm has been ranked Tier 1 for Construction Law and Litigation and Tier 3 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Firms included in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. This announcement follows the news that four attorneys were recently selected to Best Lawyers 2021 publication.
We are proud to announce that Michael S. Blackwell has been named partner in the firm. He brings experience in Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Governmental Contracts and Surety Law, and Real Estate Law and regularly lectures on these matters. Michael was named to both the 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.