Sworn Statement of Amount Due – Louisiana’s Public Lien

Here at Wolfe Law Group, I have been blogging a lot lately on liens for both public and private projects (See other posts here). Anytime a property is owned by and arm of the state then you are dealing with a public project. Although, this seems simple, many contractors do not always see the connection. The […]

Louisiana Supreme Court Reverses Bad Decision That Allowed Bidders to Defraud the State

If you recall, on October 19, 2010, I discussed what I believed to be a very poor decision rendered by the Louisiana First Circuit, concluding that when a bidder on a public project defrauds the State, the State is refused any remedies. Well, apparently the Louisiana Supreme Court agreed with me (for once), because it […]

For Louisiana Contractors Bidding on Public Works Projects: This Case is for You

For all you Louisiana public works contractors out there bidding for public works projects to expand your private business or bidding for public works projects because that’s what you’ve always done – whatever the case may be - the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals is on your side. For cities and states trying to construct […]

Leasing Equipment in Louisiana? How To Protect Your Lien Claim

You are in the business of leasing heavy equipment to contractors. You are beginning to provide more and more machinery to jobsites. You just hit your first snag with payment. What do you do? Chances are you are stuck in rough spot and have to defer to your contract for remedy. There is likely no […]

When Bidder on Public Project Defrauds the State, Louisiana 1st Circuit Refuses the State Any Remedies

In my view, the Louisiana First Circuit just rendered a very poor decision.   The decision was written by Judge William J. Kline (serving pro tempore) in the matter State of Louisiana v. Infinity Surety Agency, LLC, et al, 2010 CA 0123, Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal (Rendered September 10, 2010). In Louisiana, when a […]

More Contractors Sought in New Orleans?

Over the weekend, the New Orleans Times Picayune had some promising news for contractors in the area, and even out-of state laborers and contractors: Over the next several months, the Army Corps of Engineers plans to advertise three dozen construction contracts that could cost upwards of $3 billion -- more than it has spent since […]