December 6, 2019

LEGAL UPDATE: The Louisiana 1st Circuit Ruling Is Another Warning to Those Purchasing A Distressed Business: Successor Liability

In the recently decided Giles v. Oak Lane Memorial Park, LLC, et al, the Louisiana 1st Circuit held that the successor purchaser to a cemetery company’s […]
December 3, 2019

What Is The Difference Between “Pay-If-Paid v. Pay-When-Paid” In Louisiana Construction Cases?

The purpose of a pay-if-paid clause is to shift financial risk down the chain. Pay-If-Paid provisions state that a general contractor does not have to pay […]
November 19, 2019

How Does My Louisiana Business Recover for Loss of Revenue Due to a Storm?

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 […]
November 19, 2019

Louisiana Homebuyers Summary of the Louisiana New Home Warranty Act

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 […]
November 7, 2019

Warranties in Construction: When Does The Warranty Period Commence?

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 […]
November 7, 2019

Can A General Contractor Be Held Liable For Damages If They Followed Plans and Specifications?

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, […]
November 6, 2019

Louisiana HOA and COA Liens

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 […]
October 17, 2019

What Laws Govern Neighbor Disputes in Louisiana?

Benjamin Franklin once famously said: “Love thy neighbor—but don’t pull down your hedge.”  More than two hundred years have passed, but Franklin’s words still ring true.  […]
October 17, 2019

In Louisiana, Can A Member Be Held Liable For The Acts Of An LLC?

As previously discussed, there are many benefits to operating a business as an LLC, one of which being limited liability for the individual members of the […]

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