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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|

Louisiana Associated General Contractors Newsletter

The Louisiana Legislature recently passed Act 205 during the 2021 Regular Session, which revised certain Public Bid Law provisions under Title 38 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes.  Public owners may now be compelled via a mandamus proceeding to file for Substantial Completion of a project when the owner occupies the project without issuing the Substantial Completion.  In this article, published [...]

April 5, 2022|

What You Should Know About Foreclosure, Judgements, and Seizures

Riess LeMieux recently partnered with Levelset to prepare a series of videos providing guidance to contractors on a host of topics.  In this video, Jonathan S. Forester explains what you should know about foreclosure, judgements, and seizures with construction credit management coach, Thea Dudley. Stay tuned for more informative videos presented by Levelset and Riess LeMieux! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXJafWMPN-g

March 30, 2022|

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