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Planet Construction J2911, LLC v. Gemini Insurance Co., 2023 WL 4697602 (W.D. La. 7/21/23) Authors: Robert W. Tschirn and Michael Levatino The United States District Court for The Western District of Louisiana recently found that a commercial general liability policy did not provide coverage for the subcontractor’s defective work; however, the policy did provide coverage for the resulting damage arising [...]

August 30, 2023|

Riess LeMieux Attorneys Named to 2024 Best Lawyers® in America List

August 17th, 2023 - Riess LeMieux is pleased to announce that Michael R.C. Riess, Christopher K. LeMieux, Jonathan S. Forester, and Michael S. Blackwell have been named to the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. M. Robert C. Riess has been named 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch. The Best Lawyers in America [...]

August 17, 2023|

Riess LeMieux Welcomes Michelle Riviere as an Associate

August 16, 2023 - Riess LeMieux is pleased to welcome Michelle Riviere to the firm as an associate in New Orleans. Michelle’s primary areas of practice are construction litigation, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage and defense. Prior to joining Riess LeMieux, Michelle served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Marilyn C. Castle at the 15th Judicial District Court of [...]

August 14, 2023|

Riess LeMieux Welcomes Jace Weber as an Associate

Riess LeMieux is pleased to welcome Jace Weber to the firm as an associate in New Orleans. Jace practices primarily in the areas of construction law and has extensive transactional experience.   Prior to joining the firm, he served as Corporate Counsel for a prominent nationwide specialty contractor. In this role, he communicated key contractual risks associated with construction and engineering [...]

August 14, 2023|

Legal Update

First Baptist Church of Iowa Louisiana v. Church Mutual Insurance Co. SI, 2:21-CV-02472, 2023 WL 4423531 (W.D. La. July 10, 2023) The Western District Penalizes Insurance Company for Pattern of Systemic Bad Faith Handling of Claims under La. R.S. 22:1892. By Christopher K. LeMieux and Mary Claire Kramer In First Baptist Church of Iowa Louisiana v. Church Mutual Insurance Co. [...]

July 31, 2023|

Building Knowledge: 2023 Legislative Update Vol. 1

Authors: Christopher K. LeMieux, Liz Lambert, and Mary Claire Kramer Act No. 329 (SB No. 83) – Change Orders in Public Contracts made pursuant to R.S. 38:2212(M) now must contain itemized documentation as to equipment used and labor costs. Further, unit price change orders must be submitted to the designer of record. With the passage of this law, there are [...]

July 28, 2023|

Legal Update

JMA Painters, LLC v. The McDonnel Group, LLC and Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America, 2023 WL 4530114 (La. App. 4 Cir. 7/13/2023) Failure to Timely Challenge Arbitration Jurisdiction Can Waive Objections Authors: Michael S. Blackwell and Hannah M. Marler The Fourth Circuit in JMA Painters, LLC v. McDonnel Group, LLC et al, upheld an arbitration award because the [...]

July 26, 2023|

Legal Update

Bellard v. ATK Constr., LLC, 2022-01715 (La. 6/27/23): Tort Indemnity is a Bygone Era in Recent Louisiana Supreme Court Ruling Authors: Christopher K. LeMieux and Trey Talley The Louisiana Supreme Court recently held that a suit alleging liability of a defendant arising solely as a result of its own negligence or fault cannot support the defendant’s claim for tort indemnity. [...]

July 20, 2023|

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