Since the year 2000, at least twenty-eight tropical or subtropical cyclones have affected the state of Louisiana, and this figure does not include the common severe weather that we experience countless times each year. Thus, it’s more likely than not that a Louisiana small business will be temporarily closed due to weather, fire, storms or… Continue reading How Does My Louisiana Business Recover for Loss of Revenue Due to a Storm?
Louisiana Homebuyers Summary of the Louisiana New Home Warranty Act In the late 1980’s the Louisiana legislature, in order to promote commerce and to protect Louisiana homebuyers, enacted the Louisiana New Home Warranty Act. The Act serves as a simple, mostly exclusive remedy for homeowners to recover damages from their contractors’ defective work. What Remedies… Continue reading Louisiana Homebuyers Summary of the Louisiana New Home Warranty Act
In Louisiana, contractors provide certain warranties to their customers regarding the quality of their work. These warranties include the Louisiana New Home Warranty which was enacted relatively recently to protect consumers from contractor errors. Since these guarantee and warranty periods are time sensitive, it is important to know when they begin. Louisiana Construction Warranties Louisiana… Continue reading Warranties in Construction: When Does The Warranty Period Commence?
In Louisiana, contractors who follow the project’s plans and specifications can avail themselves of an immunity defense from liability for damages arising from the construction. However, several Louisiana courts have held that Contractors cannot blindly rely on the plans and specifications and are further not immune when they fail to follow the plans and specifications.… Continue reading Can A General Contractor Be Held Liable For Damages If They Followed Plans and Specifications?
We have previously discussed liens in the construction context and also outlined the steps to collect from non-paying unit owners, but these areas blend together and the Louisiana laws have codified in the Louisiana Condominium Act that the non-payment of fines, dues, and late fees can lead to the association having a privilege on the… Continue reading Louisiana HOA and COA Liens