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Legal Update: Siboney Contracting Co. v. Dominion Group LLC (February 2021)

Can an unpaid subcontractor assert lien rights against the lessor or owner of property upon which the subcontractor’s work is performed?  It depends on who contracted for and benefited from the work.  A Louisiana federal court recently ruled that a hauling subcontractor’s claim under the Louisiana Private Works Act (LPWA) could not be asserted against the owner and lessor of property where excess fill was hauled because the work did not inure to their benefit and they did not have actual control over the project. 

March 5, 2021|

Legal Update: Ioannis Maroulis v. Entergy Louisiana, LLC (February 2021)

A Louisiana court recently reiterated the importance for all parties to a construction contract to ensure, prior to executing the contract, that the contractor is licensed in Louisiana. In Ioannis Maroulis v. Entergy Louisiana, LLC, et al., the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that if a contractor is not licensed in Louisiana per La. R.S. § 37:2150, any contract that the contractor enters into is absolutely null and void ab initio in violation of Louisiana contractor licensing laws, which are enacted to protect the interests of the public.

March 3, 2021|

Case Update: TKTMJ, Inc. v. The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (December 2020)

Are notice requirements for contractor delays claims always enforceable?  Not always.  The Louisiana Fourth Circuit recently issued an important decision regarding the enforceability of written notice requirements in a case concerning delay claims, concluding that several factors precluded the project owner from denying claims for lack of timely notice. 

February 24, 2021|

Christopher LeMieux to Participate in Legal Panel at the Louisiana Association of General Contractors Critical Issues Summit

On March 3 and 4, 2021 the Louisiana Association of General Contractors (LAGC) will be virtually hosting their Annual Critical Issues Summit.  Riess LeMieux partner, Christopher LeMieux, will be attending and participating on the legal panel.  The event will also include national updates, a legal seminar and break out session, and an economic outlook breakout session.

February 17, 2021|

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Your Workplace Webinar

Thomas Henican, partner at Riess LeMieux, will cover legal issues implicated by the recent approval and use of COVID-19 vaccines, including: Equal Employment Opportunity guidance, the ADA, the Civil Rights Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.  The discussion will include best practices for employers considering distribution of the vaccine directly (or through a third party) and/or requiring proof of vaccination to return to work, and will conclude with a discussion of Louisiana’s liability limiting COVID-19 statute as to employer vaccination programs and the proposed federal legislation.

January 20, 2021|

Riess LeMieux Attorneys Named to 2021 Super Lawyers List

Riess LeMieux is pleased to announce that Michael Lane has been named to the "Super Lawyers 2021" List and Jonathan Forester, Michael Blackwell, and Robert Riess have been recognized on the “Louisiana Rising Stars Super Lawyer 2021” list in the field of Construction Law.  This will be Jonathan Forester's seventh selection, Michael Lane's third selection, and Michael Blackwell's second selection to this award. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Rising Stars must meet all of these requirements and be under the age of 40.

December 28, 2020|

Building Success: Riess LeMieux Client Prevails in $90 Million Bid Dispute at Louisiana Supreme Court

The project involved repair and mitigation construction services at the Main Campus for the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.  The project was publicly advertised for bids by the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration. The lowest monetary bidder was determined to be ineligible for the award due to unit-price errors on its bid form. The firm’s client had submitted the second lowest monetary bid, which the DOA determined to be responsive.  As a result, the DOA awarded the project to the firm’s client as the lowest responsive bidder.

December 11, 2020|
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