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On December 10, 2019, the Louisiana Supreme Court made final a ruling in favor of a firm client for the award of the Convention Center Linear Park Project estimated at $50 million. In May 2018, the firm successfully secured the award of the public project after defeating a legal challenge by an unsuccessful bidder at trial. The firm prevailed on both rounds of appeal, concluding with the Supreme Court’s denial of the losing bidder’s supervisory writ application.
Over 50 people attended the joint webinar hosted by Riess LeMieux and Walter P. Moore on January 7, 2020. Titled "I'm Picking Up Good Vibrations", the members of the panel illustrated the risks and damages caused by construction vibrations. We are including information on the webinar on the new Insights page of our website. For those interested in the materials please fill out the form and we will get back to you. If you would like to view our other presentations or publications, you can click here.
Riess LeMieux is pleased to invite you to a joint webinar with nationally recognized structural engineering firm, Walter P Moore on January 7, 2020. The webinar is titled “I’m Picking Up Good Vibrations” and will illustrate damages caused by construction vibrations including impacts of vibrations, preventative measures, and potential risks and liability.
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.
Mike Lane, Jonathan Forester, and Michael Blackwell recognized on the “Louisiana Rising Stars Super Lawyer 2020” List
Riess LeMieux is pleased to announce that Michael Lane, Jonathan Forester, and Michael Blackwell have been recognized on the “Louisiana Rising Stars Super Lawyer 2020” list in the field of Construction Law. This will be Jon's sixth selection and Mike’s second selection to this award.
Michael Riess, Jon Forester and Robert Riess of Riess LeMieux successfully obtained sanctions and contempt order in favor of general contractor against City of New Orleans due to the City’s attempt to rebid a previously awarded contract in violation of the Public Works Act.
A discernible shift has emerged in the last decade in favor of sureties asserting conditional payment clauses as a defense to payment bond claims on state public projects. For more than a half-century, state and federal courts almost universally ruled that a surety could not enforce its principal’s pay-if-paid or pay-when-paid clause in defense of a claim against the bond. To this day, federal courts continue to neglect traditional suretyship principles in favor of the public policy underlying the Miller Act on federal projects.
Riess LeMieux has been ranked in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. This is the tenth consecutive year that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings.