Construction Litigation

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 […]
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

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, […]
September 4, 2019

What Are Indemnity Agreements in Construction Contracts?

Contractors, subcontractors and all those involved in the construction industry have heard the term indemnity. It is also important that any construction professional understand what it […]
August 23, 2019

Common Issues Faced By Louisiana Contractors

According to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, there are approximately 1100 licensed contractors in New Orleans. The State of Louisiana has a vested interest […]
August 23, 2019

Are Forum Selection Clauses Valid in Louisiana Construction Contracts?

Louisiana Revised Statute §9:2779 provides that with respect to construction contracts when one of the parties is domiciled in Louisiana and the work is to be […]

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