Being involved in a car accident can be a stressful experience, and knowing what steps to take immediately after the collision is crucial. One common question that arises is whether you should wait for the police to arrive before documenting the accident and citing the at-fault driver. In this blog post, we will discuss the… Continue reading Should I wait for the police to arrive after a car accident?
Insurance coverage is a crucial aspect of responsible driving, providing financial protection in the event of an accident. In the state of Louisiana, it is essential to comprehend the landscape of uninsured drivers and the prevalence of minimum insurance limits. This blog post aims to shed light on the percentage of insured drivers versus uninsured… Continue reading Understanding Insurance Coverage among Louisiana Drivers: Uninsured Rates and Minimum Limits
Can I make a claim for personal injuries if I was partially at fault for the accident? Introduction: Louisiana Comparative Fault/Liability Car accidents can be complex situations, and determining fault is not always straightforward. If you were partially at fault for a car accident and suffered injuries, you may wonder if you can… Continue reading Can I make a claim for personal injuries if I was partially at fault for the accident?
Louisiana Public Construction Projects Louisiana public construction projects can seem extremely difficult, especially if you aren’t prepared and experienced. Generally, unlike a residential or private project, payment terms and overseeing parties, such as architectural oversight can make public projects much more detailed and demanding. For reference, public projects are generally those projects wherein the property… Continue reading How long does a Contractor have to file its lien on a public project?
Contractors in Louisiana are required to carry general liability insurance. Those insurance requirements, however, likely provide less coverage than you might expect. When a contractor finds themself in a scenario where they need to make a claim, they do so expecting their insurance company to handle the defense and payment of any damages. Unfortunately, in… Continue reading Contractors: Did you receive a Reservation of Rights Letter (ROR): What is it and why was it sent?
In a recent blog, we discussed the Louisiana 5th Circuit’s ruling in Korrapati v. Augustino Brothers Construction, LLC, et al, which held that a construction contract is null and void if the contractor is not properly licensed. In November 2020, the Louisiana 1st Circuit held that an unlicensed contractor may not recover for the costs… Continue reading LEGAL UPDATE: LOUISIANA 1st CIRCUIT HOLDS THAT AN UNLICENSED CONTRACTOR MAY NOT RECOVER FOR UNJUST ENRICHMENT IF THE WORK PERFORMED WAS SUB-STANDARD
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 be licensed by the State Licensing Board for Contractors. In addition, some projects need to be permitted in order to comply with local ordinances. Pertinent Facts: In the recent… Continue reading 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.
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 the world renowned World War II museum; a number of high end condominium and apartment complexes; and New Orleans’ very first Four Seasons Hotel. Claiming land in New Orleans… Continue reading New Orleans Drive Shack Project Halted and Its Response to Liens
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 her subcontractor unless he is paid by the owner. In Louisiana, Pay-if-Paid clauses are typically enforceable so long as the contract is specific and explicit. Most contractors are familiar… Continue reading What Is The Difference Between “Pay-If-Paid v. Pay-When-Paid” In Louisiana Construction Cases?
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?