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Riess LeMieux Welcomes Margaret Davis to the Firm

Riess LeMieux is pleased to welcome Margaret N. Davis to the firm.  A graduate of Tulane University Law School, her experience includes securities, maritime, and commercial litigation.  During law school, Margaret served as Managing Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal and was a semifinalist on the Admiralty Moot Court team.  She also served as a judicial intern at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.  Margaret is also a legal writing instructor in business law at Tulane’s Freeman School of Business.

May 22, 2019|

Case Update:Creekstone Juban I, L.L.C. v. XL Insurance America, Inc. (La. May 8, 2019)

The Louisiana Supreme Court rendered a split decision that will have major ramifications for insureds in Louisiana. The court’s decision in Creekstone Juban I, L.L.C. v. XL Insurance America, Inc., (La. May 8, 2019), permits insurance policies to require any litigation be brought in another state, even if the policy was issued in Louisiana covering losses occurring in Louisiana.

May 16, 2019|

Case Update: Alonso v. Westcoast Corp. (5th Cir. April 8, 2019)

A recent federal court decision has significant ramifications for the validity of oral change orders and the enforceability of no-damages-for-delay clauses in construction contracts. In Alonso v. Westcoast Corp. (5th Cir. April 8, 2019), the U.S. Fifth Circuit addressed several areas of Louisiana construction law that directly impact how contractors prepare their contracts and administer their projects.

May 2, 2019|

Case Update: Parrish v. Premier Directional Drilling, L.P., 917 F.3d 369 (5th Cir. 2019)

The preference to hire independent contractors instead of employees has become more common in many industries, as the line that divides employees and independent contractors has continued to blur.  In a suit brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the U.S. Fifth Circuit recently provided guidance on the distinction between “employee” and “independent contractor” by underscoring the importance of the workers’ economic independence.

April 11, 2019|
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