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Construction Industry Legislative Update – August 2020

Several important laws affecting the construction industry—and businesses in general—were passed by the Louisiana Legislature during the 2020 Regular and Extraordinary Sessions and signed into law by the Governor, including partial tort reform, business and individual protections related to COVID-19, and new laws affecting the construction industry in particular.

August 12, 2020|

Annual Construction Law Seminar: Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty

Please join us and mark your calendars for our Annual Construction Law Seminar: Dealing With Risk and Uncertainty. The firm will host this annual event for clients and friends of the firm. The webinar will cover a broad range of topics impacting the construction industry, including how to navigate COVID, labor and employment issues, and recent legislation and case law.

August 4, 2020|

Can Liquidated Damages Be Withheld on a Public Project? It May Depend on the Project’s Location

In the 2020 Regular Session, the Louisiana Legislature attempted to resolve an apparent circuit split among the First and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeal by codifying the requirements for a public entity to withhold liquidated damages (LDs) on public projects.  House Bill 758 was originally intended to allow LDs to be withheld on all public contracts.  However, after much debate, the bill was limited to “flood protection” and “integrated coastal protection” projects.

July 23, 2020|

Legal Update: Sierra Frac Sand, L.L.C. v. CDE Global Limited

The U.S. Fifth Circuit, applying Texas law, affirmed a decision to dismiss a case under the doctrine of forum non conveniens, based on a forum-selection clause contained in a document incorporated into the parties’ contract, even though the plaintiff was not aware of the existence of the forum-selection clause.  As a result, the Texas company was required to litigate its contractual dispute in Northern Ireland. 

July 13, 2020|

We Are Hiring a Paralegal

The rapidly growing office of Riess LeMieux, LLC, has an 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.

June 5, 2020|
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