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Coastal Industries, LLC v. Arkel Constructors, LLC, 2021-0906 (La. App. 1st Cir. 9/1/22) Authors: Michael Blackwell and Trey Talley In Coastal Industries, LLC v. Arkel Constructors, LLC, the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal again upheld the sanctity of arbitration awards and limited any challenge to them to the exclusive grounds outlined in La. R.S. 9:4210 and La. R.S. 9:4211. [...]

September 28, 2022|

Legal Update

Henderson v. Atmos Energy Corporation The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal recently addressed whether a contractor can be held vicariously liable for acts of an independent contractor. Authors: Christopher LeMieux and Michael Levatino The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal recently addressed whether a defendant can be held vicariously liable for the acts of an independent contractor. [...]

September 16, 2022|

Building Success

Attorneys: Michael Riess, Liz Lambert, and Michael Levatino Recently, Riess LeMieux secured a win for a local developer and property owner whose U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) 404 Clean Water Act (CWA) Permit was threatened by adjacent property owners (“Plaintiffs”). The dispute arose out of the Plaintiffs' challenge to the Corps granting of a 404 CWA Permit to All [...]

September 13, 2022|

Legal Update

A.B.S. Services, Inc. v. James Construction Group, L.L.C. 2020-0841 (La. App. 1 Cir 7/22/21), 2021 WL 3087879 Authors: Michael S. Blackwell and Mary Claire Kramer Attorney Fees Not a Free-for-All under Louisiana Prompt Pay Statute In A.B.S. Services, Inc. v. James Construction Group, L.L.C.¸ the Louisiana First Circuit limited the recovery of attorney fees under the Louisiana Prompt Pay Statute [...]

September 9, 2022|

Legal Update

Louisiana Licensing Board Now Requires Joint Ventures to be Licensed Authors: Christopher LeMieux and Jonathan Forester The Louisiana Licensing Board has changed the rule for contracting and bidding as a joint venture. Previously a bid or a contract could include the Louisiana Contractors License number of the joint venture OR the individual firm, regardless of whether that firm would operate [...]

August 31, 2022|

Riess LeMieux Attorneys Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® in America List

Riess LeMieux is pleased to announce that Christopher K. LeMieux has been recognized as 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" for his work in Construction Law in New Orleans. Michael R. C. Riess, Christopher K. LeMieux, Jonathan S. Forester, Michael S. Blackwell, and Brian D. Grubb have been named to the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. M. [...]

August 18, 2022|

Christopher LeMieux Recognized as 2023 Lawyer of the Year

Congratulations, Christopher LeMieux! Due to the extremely high voter feedback received, Christopher LeMieux’s peers have recognized him as one of the 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" award recipients for his work in Construction Law in New Orleans. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a "Lawyer of the Year" award.

August 18, 2022|

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