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Legal Update

Authors: Johanna Lambert and Michael Blackwell U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Declines to Expand General Duty Owed by Construction Contractors to Other Contractors on a Job Site In Donahue v. Makar Installations Inc., the plaintiff, Joshua Donahue, a laborer employed by American ManPower Services, Inc., filed a negligence action against several entities that participated in a multi-phase [...]

May 12, 2022|

Riess LeMieux is Pleased to Welcome Alex Dunn, Jr. to the Firm

Riess LeMieux is excited to welcome Alex Dunn, Jr. to the firm! Alex's practice areas include commercial litigation, construction law, municipal and government law, safety and disaster recovery, real estate transactions and financing, contracts, and personal injury. He received his Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center, where he served in student government and was a member of the Journal [...]

May 9, 2022|

Building Success

Riess LeMieux Client Dismissed from Public Entity’s Suit with Prejudice under Public Works Act Five Year Peremptive Statute. Christopher K. LeMieux and Robert Riess represented a Firm Client against a Public Entity in obtaining a dismissal of all claims by a Civil District Court Judge for the Parish of Orleans. The Firm Client, a general contractor, was awarded a public [...]

May 4, 2022|

Legal Update

Alfred Conhagen, Inc. of Louisiana v. Ruhrpumpen, Inc., 2022 WL 1101689 (La. App. 4 Cir. 4/13/22). Authors: Christopher LeMieux and Trey Talley  Subcontractors and suppliers have a duty to provide accurate quotes and warn of price increases, and Contractors can rely on those quotes. In Alfred Conhagen, Inc. of Louisiana v. Ruhrpumpen, Inc., the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal [...]

April 22, 2022|

Legal Update

Authors: Donald Douglas and Michael Levatino General Contractor found liable to “independent contractor” under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In a recent case from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, a general contractor was found liable to an employee, which the contractor treated as an independent contractor, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) for [...]

April 19, 2022|

Hogs For the Cause

On April 1-2, Riess LeMieux Partner, Jon Forester, competed on a team for Hogs For the Cause, which is a charity cookoff established in 2008. This year Hogs, as it is affectionately known,  raised over $2.6 Million for pediatric brain cancer patients. Jon enjoyed being part of the team, The Pig Lebowski, which has competed in this charity competition for [...]

April 14, 2022|

Legal Update

Authors: Michael Blackwell and Ali Barnes Contractors — Do You Know What is in Your CGL Policies? The Baudoin court upheld the finding that a general contractor’s commercial general liability insurance carrier did not owe coverage, based on the general contractor’s failure to abide by the terms of a policy endorsement, for a subcontractor’s injury on the job.  Baudoin stems [...]

April 11, 2022|

A Generational Standard

Robert Riess has witnessed his father, Michael Riess, build a career in law since 1989.    “I was actually born the same year that my father left to start his own firm.  Growing up, I was acutely aware that he was not only an attorney but running a business and responsible for the employment of other attorneys and associate staff, some [...]

April 7, 2022|

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