Continuing the trend from 2015, 2016 has seen a significant number of large, public data breaches. Many of these breaches involved high-profile companies such as the Democratic National Convention, Internal Revenue Service, MySpace, Yahoo!, and Anthem. Since large corporate and government breaches typically get the most attention, many smaller, local businesses can be lulled into
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…