It’s hurricane season down here on the Gulf Coast, and as we anticipate strong storms, many homeowners are preparing for the worst. This weekend, Tropical Storm Barry, the first major storm of the season, will make landfall. It is likely that this storm will produce strong winds capable of damaging your property directly and by…

So, a while back our firm had the privilege of representing a large commercial building in Louisiana that suddenly had water coming in through its roof. Now I’m not talking about a drip. I’m talking about an absolute waterfall. We initially thought that this might be due to a recent hurricane. Once we got on…

A Louisiana Supreme Court decision, Ogea vs. Travis Merritt, provides an extensive analysis of Louisiana’s limited liability company law as it relates to an LLC member’s comprehensive liability to third parties. In that case, a new homeowner sued her builder, a Louisiana LLC, and its sole member, personally, for alleged defective foundation work.  After trial,…

The reality is there may be certain types of claims that certain insurance companies will look at with much more scrutiny than if it were a different type of claim or yet another insurance company. For example, a home that caught fire that has a history of catching fire may be looked at for potential…