On March 1st, Chris LeMieux is participating in a panel discussion about “Thermal Imagery Use in Building Investigations, Claims Management, and Litigation” in conjunction with J.S. Held.
Chris LeMieux is participating in a legal panel discussion at the LAGC’s 11th Annual Critical Issues Summit in Baton Rouge on February 21st. The panel will discuss recent legal decisions that affect the construction industry.
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 nmartin@RLLaw.com.
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.
An arbitrator was held to have exceeded his authority when holding that a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) between the AFL-CIO union and Southwest Airlines, relating to deadlines for filing grievances, became effective upon execution, as opposed to when the agreement was ratified.
Jon Forester and Mike Lane have been recognized as 2019 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in the field of Construction Law. This is Jon’s fifth selection and Mike’s first selection to this highly regarded award.
We are proud to announce that Johanna “Liz” Lambert has been named a partner in the firm.
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?