News & Events2018-09-26T16:17:25-06:00


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The growing office of Riess LeMieux, LLC, has an opening for a motivated and talented associate with five + years of civil, commercial litigation, real estate, or insurance experience. Construction and labor law experience preferred. Candidates should possess superior academic credentials as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. Candidates should also be well organized and professional, capable of meeting deadlines, and adept at managing multiple complex projects. Please submit resume along with salary requirements, to

January 29, 2019|

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.

January 22, 2019|

Are CMs Now “At Risk”?

Construction managers (CM) often serve a vital role representing the interests of an owner and overseeing work on a project.  Does the performance of advisory or administrative duties give rise to liability to a third party with whom a CM does not have a contract?

December 18, 2018|
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