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News and Events

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....

April 11, 2019

Mike Lane and Jon Forester Presented to the Gulf Coast Chapter of CMAA on March 29, 2019

Mike Lane and Jon Forester presented to the Gulf Coast Chapter of CMAA on Friday, March 29.  The presentation, titled: "How to Keep Your Foot Out of Your Mouth: The Do’s and Don’ts of Deposition...

April 02, 2019

Case Update: 84 Lumber Co. v. Continental Casualty Co.

In a decision interpreting the notice requirements of the Louisiana Public Works Act (LPWA), the U.S. Fifth Circuit ruled that a sub-subcontractor’s email to a general contractor’s lawyer does not...

March 26, 2019

Case Update: U.S. Specialty Insurance Co. v. Strategic Planning Associates, LLC (Jan. 23, 2019)

In a case that illustrates the duties and rights of a performance bond surety, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana held that a surety does not owe a fiduciary duty to its...

March 26, 2019

How to Keep Your Foot Out of Your Mouth: The Do’s and Don’ts of Deposition Testimony

How to Keep Your Foot Out of Your Mouth: The Do’s and Don’ts of Deposition Testimony

March 13, 2019

Chris LeMieux to Participate in Panel Discussion

 On March 1st, Chris LeMieux is participating in a panel discussion about “Thermal Imagery Use in Building Investigations, Claims Management, and Litigation” in conjunction with J.S. Held.  To...

February 22, 2019

Chris LeMieux to Participate in Panel at LAGC’s 11th Annual Critical Issues Summit

Chris LeMieux is participating in a legal panel discussion at the LAGC’s 11th Annual Critical Issues Summit in Baton Rouge on February 21stThe panel will discuss recent legal decisions that...

February 15, 2019

Case Update: U.S. Fifth Circuit Allows OSHA To Cite Contractors Solely For Putting Other Companies’ Employees At Risk

In a milestone decision overturning more than thirty-seven years of precedent, the federal Fifth Circuit, in Acosta v. Hansel Phelps Construction Company, 909, F.3d 723 (5th Cir. 2018),  has ruled...

January 22, 2019