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Riess LeMieux Welcomes Corey Lloyd as Of Counsel

Corey Lloyd brings 25 years of real-world, first-hand experience in project management on projects up to $38M as well as in-house counsel experience with a large construction company.   Corey’s civil engineering degree, project management experience, and in-house legal and risk management expertise, make him an exceptional addition to Riess LeMieux. Corey joined Riess LeMieux in May 2023 as an Of [...]

May 22, 2023|

Building Success

Riess LeMieux Recently Prevails on Supervisory Writ Application to the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, Overturning a Trial Court’s Denial of the Firm Client’s Demand for Defense and Indemnity as an Additional Insured Under a Subcontractor’s Auto Policy. Authors: Michael R. C. Riess, Robert W. Tschirn and Michael A. Levatino Jr. On April 10, 2023, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit [...]

May 17, 2023|

Riess LeMieux is Pleased to Welcome Natalie Morris

May 10, 2023 - Riess LeMieux is pleased to welcome Natalie Morris to the firm as an associate in New Orleans. Prior to joining Riess LeMieux, Natalie’s diverse legal background included representing employers and insurance carriers in cases across the state of Louisiana. She was also counsel for hundreds of clients adversely affected by chemical spills and worked to protect [...]

May 11, 2023|

Legal Update

Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Company  v. TBT Contracting, Inc. of LA, et al  Authors:  Jonathan S. Forester and Hannah M. Marler Homeowners cannot be held liable for the injuries of a construction worker when the general contractor, who hired the subcontractor who employed the injured worker, was an independent contractor.   This lawsuit arises from an incident involving an electrician who [...]

May 5, 2023|

Legal Update

Stuart Services, L.L.C. v. Nash Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Louisiana Supreme Court reaffirms jurisprudence that party who is in breach of a contract, may not later attempt to enforce provisions of that contract. Authors: Christopher K. LeMieux and Robyn A. Brown In Stuart Services, L.L.C. vs. Nash Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., the Supreme Court of Louisiana recently reaffirmed [...]

April 28, 2023|

Legal Update

Farrell v. Circle K Stores, Inc. and the City of Pineville, 22-00849 (La. 3/17/23), ––– So.3d ––––, 2023 WL 2550503. Authors:  Jonathan Forester and Jennifer Mura The Louisiana Supreme Court recently issued a decision in Farrell v. Circle K to clarify the “Open and Obvious” defense.  Farrell involves a slip and fall accident at a gas station in Pineville, Louisiana. [...]

April 20, 2023|

Legal Update

Chennault International Airport Authority v. Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Co. Authors: Christopher K. LeMieux and Mary Claire Kramer Chennault International Airport Authority v. Starr Surplus Lines Insurance holding is one step forward in invalidating mandatory forum selection clauses in surplus line insurance policies. In Chennault International Airport Authority v. Starr Surplus Lines Insurance, the Court denied defendant insurer’s motion to [...]

April 12, 2023|

Hogs for the Cause 2023

Riess LeMieux partner, Jon Forester, recently took part in one of New Orleans’ biggest charity cook-off events, Hogs for the Cause. This year Hogs, as it is affectionately known, raised over $3.6 Million for pediatric brain cancer patients. A whole million more than last year’s competition! Jon and his team, The Pig Lebowski, placed in the top 15 out of [...]

April 6, 2023|

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