Construction Litigation

June 14, 2019

Can I Be Held Personally Responsible for Damages Caused by my Construction Company?

Introduction Louisiana has adopted the limited liability act, which allows anyone to create a limited liability company (LLC), which if acted in accordance therewith, can completely […]
June 10, 2019

Contractors: How to get Slow Paying Owners to Pay

Introduction The last few years have been a hectic time in Louisiana Courts when it comes to contractors getting paid on public construction jobs.  Since 2015, […]
May 15, 2019

How do Material Suppliers File Liens on Projects?

Introduction Like contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and sub-subcontractors, material suppliers can file a Louisiana mechanics lien. Louisiana Revised Statute 9:4802(A)(3) provides material suppliers with a claim directly against […]
May 15, 2019

How Long Does a Contractor Have to File a Sworn Statement (i.e. Lien) on a Public Project?

Introduction In the construction industry, it is common for contractors to say Lien instead of sworn statement of amount due on public project. While the effect […]
May 15, 2019

Subcontractors: You Can File a Lien if the General Contractor Did Not File a Notice of Contract

Introduction You are a subcontractor on a big job, and your demands for payment are going nowhere. Naturally, you are going to file a lien on […]
May 15, 2019

Is Defective Workmanship Covered by Insurance?

Introduction In construction, whether residential or commercial, the stakes are high. There is a lot of money at stake and a lot of parties. Owners, Contractors, […]
May 15, 2019

What Are General Contractors’ Remedies When the Owner of a Public Project Refuses to Pay?

Introduction  State entities which fail to pay are liable for breach of contract claims just like a private job.  However, collecting from a public entity can […]
May 15, 2019

Can a Written Construction Contract be Orally Modified?

Introduction Due to the complexities and procedures involved in construction agreements, most contracts are in writing, but does that mean that they cannot be modified orally?  […]
November 15, 2018

Delay Damages: What are They and How do They Work?

Construction delays. While the phrase may seem obvious and they are some of the most common disputes in the construction industry, they are also some of […]

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