Legal Updates

Legal Update

By |2022-01-10T16:03:53-06:00December 3, 2021|

Case Update: Byron Talbot Contractor v. Lafourche Parish School Board (November 2021)

Authors: Michael Levatino

A Louisiana Court of Appeal recently reiterated the limited scope of bidding requirements a public entity can impose under Louisiana Public Bid Law. In Byron E. Talbot Contractor, Inc. v. Lafourche Parish School […]

OSHA Update

By |2023-01-12T17:32:55-06:00November 4, 2021|

This morning, November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a long-discussed Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) mandating COVID-19 vaccinations in the private workforce. The ETS requires covered employers to develop, implement, and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, with an exception for employers that instead establish, implement, and enforce a policy allowing […]

Legal Update

By |2023-01-12T17:33:45-06:00October 12, 2021|

Case Summary: Team Contractors, LLC v. Waypoint NOLA, LLC, et al., 2021 WL 4460525 (E.D. La. 9/29/21).

Who is the prevailing party?

How do courts determine who is the prevailing party for purposes of awarding attorneys’ fees and costs? […]

Legal Update

By |2023-01-12T17:33:54-06:00October 6, 2021|

In a recent decision, Project Consulting Services, Inc. v. Employers Insurance Company of Wausau, the Eastern District of Louisiana considered whether a professional liability exclusion in a commercial general liability policy precluded a duty to defend.  2021 WL 4148100 (E.D. La. 9/13/21)

In this matter, […]

Legal Update

By |2023-01-12T17:34:10-06:00September 20, 2021|

Case Summary: Endurance American Ins. Co. v. ABC Caulking Contractors, Inc., 2021 WL 4097142 (M.D. La. 9/8/21)

In a recent decision, Endurance American Ins. Co. v. ABC Caulk Contractors, Inc., the Middle District of Louisiana ruled that a determination of the insurer’s duty to indemnify […]

OSHA Update

By |2023-01-12T17:34:22-06:00September 15, 2021|

In the coming weeks, OSHA will issue a new emergency temporary standard requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to mandate workers be vaccinated or undergo weekly Covid-19 testing. It is expected that employers who don’t comply can face fines of up to $14,000 per violation. Employers will also be required to give workers […]

OSHA Update

By |2023-01-12T17:34:55-06:00August 16, 2021|

On Friday, August 13, OSHA issued new guidance to employers recommending that fully vaccinated employees continue to wear masks in the workplace ““in areas of substantial or high community transmission,” particularly for industries with prolonged close contact between workers and non-workers. The OSHA guidance “emphasizes that vaccination is the optimal step to protect workers and […]

OSHA Update

By |2021-07-06T10:37:18-05:00July 6, 2021|

OSHA issued a new compliance directive outlining its inspection and enforcement requirements for the Emergency Temporary Standard put in place to protect healthcare workers from occupational exposures to COVID-19.

Legal Update

By |2022-01-11T11:36:11-06:00July 1, 2021|

Is your additional insured clause valid?  In a recent decision, a federal district court held that a broadly worded provision in a construction contract requiring one party to procure insurance, at its sole cost and expense, and name another party as an additional insured is void under the Louisiana Anti-Indemnity Act, La. R.S. § 9:2780.1(C).

OSHA Update

By |2021-06-29T14:40:53-05:00June 16, 2021|

OSHA recently updated its COVID-19 advisory, stating that most employers "no longer need to take steps to protect their fully vaccinated workers who are not otherwise at-risk from COVID-19 exposure."

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