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Problems May Arise During The Louisiana Flood Recovery

Problems May Arise During The Louisiana Flood Recovery

The recent flood in the Baton Rouge area is one of the most devastating natural disasters in recent memory. According to the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s estimations, over 145,000 homes were affected by the floods. Damage estimates have been enormous, and the effects of the flood have been far reaching. Just about everyone in Louisiana has been affected […]

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Louisiana Claims for Payment Must Follow Procedure

Louisiana Claims for Payment Must Follow Procedure

Jumping through procedural hoops is a constant struggle when dealing with lien law and bond claims. Even the smallest misstep can destroy chances at recovery, and failure to meet lien or bond claim deadlines is one of the most common reasons for the dismissal of claims. Like most states, the Bayou State takes procedure very seriously. This was […]

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Louisiana Passes P3 Legislation

Louisiana Passes P3 Legislation

What are public-private partnership (P3) projects? P3 projects refer to projects that utilize an ongoing relationship between a public entity and a private partner. These projects go well beyond the hiring of private contractors and suppliers, into the world of investing, leasing, and other long term arrangements. Private funding is an attractive option for governments […]

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Louisiana Monthly Notice Requirements for Suppliers

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  Notice vs. Non-Notice States As a construction attorney practicing in multiple jurisdictions, I typically classify a state as either a notice or a non-notice state. I do this to help keep things simple—the notice vs. non-notice classification is very general. I practice in Louisiana and California. Generally speaking, California is a notice state and […]

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Louisiana Lessors Have Disparate Burden To Use Lien Rights

Mechanics Lien Rights for Equipment Rental Companies and Lessors

This is a guest editorial post by Kurt Sorensen, the Corporate Credit Director for H&E Equipment.  The following was submitted to the Louisiana State Law Institute Security Devices Committee suggesting changes be made to Louisiana’s Private Works Act (i.e. the Louisiana mechanics lien laws).  Kurt was recently an instrumental player in lobbying the Mississippi legislature to […]

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Only Sent One Preliminary Notice? You Might Have Lost Lien Rights

In many states, sending preliminary notice is a one-time requirement, a boxed to be checked off and forgotten. Sure, the timing requirements or deadline calculations may be difficult, and complicated when the potential claimant has multiple projects in multiple states, but once the notice has been sent (correctly and on time) it can be forgotten […]

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Material Supplier Notice Case to Louisiana Supreme Court?

Louisiana is, for the most part, a “non-notice state”. This means that traditional preliminary notices due within a short amount of time from the commencement of a project are generally not required. This is not to say, however, that no notices are ever required. To the contrary, there are notice requirements sprinkled throughout Louisiana’s public […]

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Louisiana Mechanics Liens: Monthly Notice Required For Material Suppliers?

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Louisiana is generally a “non-notice state,” meaning that the traditional preliminary notice (i.e. must be sent within x days from start of a project) is not required of subcontractors and suppliers. Nevertheless, there are nuanced notice requirements buried throughout the states’ private and public lien statutes. One particular notice, which is sometimes required from material […]

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Decorative Holiday Lighting and Mechanics Liens

We’re deep into Christmas season, and more and more houses are decked out with festive holiday lighting. Down here in New Orleans, I’ve noticed several signs posted at intersections advertising the services of companies (and individuals) who specialize in decorating houses or small commercial buildings and professionally hanging exterior decorative holiday lighting. Since, at this […]

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