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Category: Business Litigation

Can a creditor seize your ownership interest in an LLC?

Many business persons have ownership interest in many different businesses. Business persons take calculated risk in order to make a financial gain. it is important that those business persons understand what’s at risk when doing so. There is a common misconception that if an individual is personally liable for a debt that his ownership interest… Continue reading Can a creditor seize your ownership interest in an LLC?


Can a homeowners association evict a lessee?

Homeowners associations and condominium associations are generally a great benefit to those owning property and residing therein. Association documents include rules which are drafted with the intent to keep peace and harmony amongst owners. Unfortunately, all it takes is one nuisance owner or tenant to disrupt that peace and harmony. The question is often posed,… Continue reading Can a homeowners association evict a lessee?


Can businesses claim damages for inconvenience or mental distress?

Often times business owners incur emotional stress and severe inconvenience which can lead to the incurrence of actual damages. Louisiana law views a business, such as an LLC, separate and apart from an individual. For obvious reasons, a business is incapable of having its emotions or stress levels affected by a severe inconvenience. Louisiana Jurisprudence… Continue reading Can businesses claim damages for inconvenience or mental distress?


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 a LLC including the simplicity of forming a LLC courtesy of the Louisiana Secretary of State’s online GeauxBiz platform. However, because LLC’s are simple to form, their freedom and… Continue reading Disputes: Is a non-owner claiming ownership in your business?


Limits on Customer Solicitation for Independent Contractors

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 independent contractor. How is that possible? The decision cites the absence of “independent contractor” language from a key provision of Louisiana Revised Statute 23:921. Case Study The defendant, Mr.… Continue reading Limits on Customer Solicitation for Independent Contractors


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 temporarily close since they cannot access their premises. Those businesses are undoubtedly looking to cut expenses in order to survive the uncertain times. One of the largest expenses for… Continue reading COVID- 19 and its Possible Effects on Commercial Leases


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 that it is important to be prepared for this hurricane season, which the NOAA predicts to be especially active. Hurricanes and even Tropical Storms can cause life and property… Continue reading Hurricane Preparedness Checklist


Penalties for Misclassifying Workers in Louisiana

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 been denied certain benefits due to their employment status as independent contractors. Louisiana Employment Laws The Louisiana Workforce Commission provides the rules and regulations for employers in regard to… Continue reading Penalties for Misclassifying Workers in Louisiana


Louisiana Contracts and COVID-19: 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 states have made it illegal to host an event over ten (10) people. News reports even indicate church pastors are being arrested and jailed for such gatherings. The coronavirus… Continue reading Louisiana Contracts and COVID-19: Is Force Majeure Applicable?


Stop Allowing Nuisances and Rule Breaking in COA’s

Nuisance is defined as a person or thing that causes inconvenience or annoyance.  While the definition may imply that a nuisance is often insignificant much like a buzzing fly, when left unaddressed nuisances, in a COA setting, can lead to large consequences. Nuisance complaints often rise to the level of lawsuits both by and against… Continue reading Stop Allowing Nuisances and Rule Breaking in COA’s


Dealing with Insurance Companies After Fire Damage: What to Know

In 2017, more than $23,000,000,000.00 of property were damaged due to fires in the United States. If you have a mortgage on your house, homeowners insurance is required. Even so, since your house is sometimes your biggest investment, you will want it protected by insurance. What happens after a fire damages my house? More often… Continue reading Dealing with Insurance Companies After Fire Damage: What to Know


LA 4th Circuit: Dissolved LLC Members Liable for Over $1.6M

In the recently decided Cambrie Celeste, LLC and Cambrie Celeste Commercial Tenant, LLC v. Starboard Management, LLC, et al., the Louisiana 4th Circuit held that the husband and wife owners of a dissolved LLC were personally responsible for $1,614,941.69 in damages.  The decision cites Louisiana Revised Statute 1335.1, which holds that the members of a… Continue reading LA 4th Circuit: Dissolved LLC Members Liable for Over $1.6M


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