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Case Update: Priebe v. Advanced Structural Technologies, Inc. (October 2021) A federal court recently reiterated that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) preempts state laws, including La. R.S. § 9:2779 pertaining to construction contracts, that would otherwise preclude parties from arbitrating a dispute in another state.  In Priebe v. Advanced Structural Technologies, Inc., the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District [...]

November 18, 2021|

Riess LeMieux Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”

Riess LeMieux has been ranked in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally. This is the twelfth  consecutive year that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. This announcement follows the news that five attorneys were recently selected to Best Lawyers 2022 publication.  More can be found about that announcement here. Riess [...]

November 8, 2021|

OSHA Update

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 employees who are not fully [...]

November 4, 2021|

Riess LeMieux Attorneys Named to New Orleans Magazine’s 2021 Top Lawyers

Riess LeMieux is pleased to announce that the following lawyers were included in New Orleans Magazine’s 2021 Top Lawyers List, an annual ranking of attorneys across various practices in the Greater New Orleans area. Michael R. C. Riess Construction Law Christopher K. LeMieux Construction Law Michael D. Lane Construction Law Jonathan S. Forester Construction Law Michael S. Blackwell Construction Law [...]

November 1, 2021|

Riess LeMieux is Pleased to Welcome Michael Levatino to the Firm

Riess LeMieux is excited to welcome Michale Levatino to the firm and congratulates him on passing the bar!  Michael Levatino joins the firm as an Associate attorney. He practices in various areas of construction law. He will handle work for firm clients in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. Prior to joining Riess LeMieux as an Associate attorney, Michael served as a [...]

October 20, 2021|

Legal Update

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? In a recent decision in Team Contractors, LLC v. Waypoint NOLA, LLC, et al., the United States District Court for the [...]

October 12, 2021|

Legal Update

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, Plaintiff, Project Consulting Services, Inc., (“PCS”) was contracted by Spectra to work on a pipeline [...]

October 6, 2021|

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