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Riess LeMieux Partner, Christopher LeMieux, Named to New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers

Riess LeMieux is pleased to announce Christopher LeMieux was recognized in the New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers List, an annual ranking of attorneys across various practices in the Greater New Orleans area. Christopher K. LeMieux Construction Law The list was prepared by Professional Research Services, which included the following methodology: "The voting was open to all licensed attorneys in New [...]

November 29, 2022|

Legal Update

Circle C Enterprises, Inc. v. Associated Indus. Ins. Co., Inc., 21-253-JWD-RLB, 2022 WL 16727129 (M.D. La. Nov. 4, 2022) Authors: Jonathan Forester and Spencer Johnson This case arises out of a contract between Plaintiff and Axiall, LLC (“Axiall”) for work in connection with the demolition of a decommissioned methanol plant in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Prior to completion of the demolition work, [...]

November 18, 2022|

Legal Update

Jeff Mercer, L.L.C. v. Austin Bridge and Rd., LP, 2022-0423 (La. App. 1 Cir. 11/4/22) (La. App. 1st Cir. Nov. 4, 2022) Authors: Christopher LeMieux and Trey Talley Res judicata is not applicable solely on the basis that a lawsuit arises out of the same transaction or occurrence as a previous lawsuit – all elements of the res judicata statute [...]

November 17, 2022|

Riess LeMieux Ranked in 2023 “Best Law Firms”

Riess LeMieux has been ranked in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally. This is the thirteenth 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, two to Ones to Watch, and one as Lawyer of the [...]

November 3, 2022|

Legal Update

Ramelli Janitorial Service, Inc. v. H&O Investments, LLC and Parish of Jefferson, Department of Drainage, 22-266 (La. App. 5 Cir. 9/21/22), 2022 WL 4363991. Authors: Jonathan Forester and Ali Barnes “The Louisiana Public Bid Law does not apply to service contracts.” This case stems from a dispute over the award of a three-year maintenance assistance contract for grass cutting services [...]

October 26, 2022|

Legal Update

Diamond Services Corporation v. Travelers Casualty & Surety Company of America, 22-40240 (5th Cir.) 2022 WL 4990416 Authors: Christopher LeMieux and Ali Barnes Knowing the Statute of Limitations for Filing Claims On a Surety Bond is Vital. Knowing when to timely file a lawsuit for claims made on surety bonds is vital, as illustrated in the case of Diamond Services [...]

October 19, 2022|

Legal Update

Brightergy Louisiana, LLC v. GalCan Elec. & Gen. Contracting, LLC, CV 20-2018, 2021 WL 253830 (E.D. La. Jan. 26, 2021) Authors: Donald C. Douglas and Mary Claire Kramer A general contractor failing to pay its subcontractor may be considered a material breach of contract, which may relieve the subcontractor from abiding by otherwise enforceable contract provisions. Brightergy Louisiana, LLC v. [...]

October 11, 2022|

Legal Update

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|

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