September 17, 2020

Are Construction Contracts with Unlicensed Contractors Null and Void? An overview of the 5th Circuit Decision in Korrapati vs. Augustino Brothers Construction, LLC, et al.

Louisiana Law holds that a contract is absolutely null when it violates a rule of public order. In Louisiana certain construction projects require that the contractor […]
September 17, 2020

New Orleans Drive Shack Project Halted and Its Response to Liens

If you have been to New Orleans in the last few years, you have seen a number of major construction projects. The renovation and addition to […]
August 26, 2020

Ownership Disputes: Is a non-owner claiming ownership in your business?

A limited liability company (“LLC”) is one of the most common types of business organizations in Louisiana. There are many benefits to operating your business as […]
August 26, 2020

LEGAL UPDATE: Employers: If you Choose to Hire Independent Contractors, You May Not Be Able to Prevent Them from Soliciting Its Customers

In the recently decided Iberia Financial Services, LLC v. John A. Mitchell, the Louisiana 3rd Circuit held that a non-solicitation clause did not apply to an […]
June 17, 2020

COVID- 19 and its Possible Effects on Commercial Leases

On March 22, 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards issued a proclamation mandating that certain businesses deemed non-essential cease operation. These restrictions have forced many businesses to […]
June 5, 2020

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

From The Desk of Paul L. Carriere Re: Hurricane Preparedness 2020 With Tropical Storm Cristobal bearing down on the Louisiana Coast, it is a grim reminder […]
April 15, 2020

What are the Penalties for Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors instead of Employees?

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, as of April 13, 2020,  more than ten percent of American workers have filed for unemployment.  Unfortunately, many have […]
April 15, 2020

The Coronavirus and Eviction: Landlord Rights and Eviction Restrictions

The coronavirus has probably impacted nearly every business and person in the United States. Likely for the worse. On March 27, 2020, the President signed the […]
April 13, 2020

Louisiana Contracts and COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Is Force Majeure Applicable?

Coronavirus has caused worldwide disruption. Weddings, sporting events, festivals, supply deliveries, construction projects and any other type of planned gatherings are being cancelled. In fact, many […]

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