Construction Litigation

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 […]
August 21, 2019

Louisiana Suppliers’ Rights Under The Louisiana Public Works Act

Materialmen’s Privilege Under the Louisiana Public Works Act, the definition of “Claimant” includes any person to whom money is due pursuant to a contract with the […]
August 21, 2019

Louisiana Suppliers’ Rights Under the Louisiana Private Works Act

Supplier’s Rights Under the Private Works Act, suppliers are included in the list of persons that have a privilege on an immovable to secure “the price […]
August 19, 2019

How to Get Paid Quickly on Private Projects

Collecting payments from contractors can be frustrating. Contractors generally won’t pay their subcontractors until they have been paid by the owner or are reassured payment is […]
August 6, 2019

LEGAL UPDATE: Louisiana Legislature Overhauls Rules for Mechanic’s Liens

The Louisiana legislature has updated Louisiana lien laws by passing HB 203.  While most changes won’t take place until the new year, several changes take place […]
July 8, 2019

Are Forum Selection Clauses Valid for 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 […]
June 24, 2019

How Do I Cancel an Improperly Filed Lien against my Property?

Introduction In Louisiana, liens are an effective tool to collect monies owed, but they can also cause massive headaches for both the lienholder who improperly files […]
June 24, 2019

How to Properly File a Lien in Louisiana

Introduction In Louisiana, liens are among the most effective ways for a contractor to get paid.  The Louisiana Private Works Act allows an unpaid contractor, subcontractor, […]
June 14, 2019

Are My Business’s Workers Independent Contractors or Employees, and Does Their Classification Matter?

Introduction If you are a business owner, the benefits of labeling a potential employee as an independent contractor are easily known, from reduced payroll taxes to […]

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