The Louisiana Public Works Act (“LPWA”), La. R.S. 38:2241, et seq., protects the rights of contractors and others relating to the construction of public works projects for the state, any of its boards, agencies, and political subdivisions. August 1, 2022 not only marks the beginning of the end of summer 2022, but also the
Third Circuit Rules on Louisiana’s Construction Anti-Indemnity Statute
By Steven Boutwell on
Posted in Construction Law, Louisiana In General
By the Kean Miller Construction Team
On April 6, 2016, Louisiana’s Third Circuit Court of Appeal issued a ruling on the question of whether the state’s relatively new anti-indemnity statute affects a defendant’s ability to assert the “statutory employer” defense for purposes of workers compensation. Blanks v. Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC, No. 15-1094,…
Construction Contracts: Do You Know Who You Contracted With?
By Jeffrey Boudreaux on
Posted in Construction Law
Recently, we have noticed an increase in the number of construction contracts that either identify (1) an incorrect entity or (2) a non-existent entity as a party to the contract. No big deal, right…..maybe not.
It should be easy enough for the persons signing the contract to confirm their respective names. It is not as…