News And Updates

On March 25, 2020, and March 27, 2020, on behalf of  Louisiana Associated General Contractors and Associated Builders & Contractors, Bayou Chapter, respectively, Shields Law Partners partners, Lloyd Shields, Betsy Gordon, Adrian D’Arcy, and Andrew Vicknair presented a live webinar on Contractors and Coronavirus – Contract and Other Issues in the Current Environment. The hour-long video...

On April 22, 2020, the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal (“the Second Circuit”) held a contractor liable to the owner for his defective performance as well as project completion costs after his termination. The ruling stemmed from a contract that included ambiguous provisions and terms. While consistent with other Louisiana court holdings, this holding should serve as a reminder that contractors should carefully draft their construction contracts. [Read More...] 

On December 4, 2019, Shields Law Partners partner, Betsy Gordon, co-presented at the Nation Business Institute’s seminar: Insurance Bad Faith “Set-Up” in Louisiana. The seminar was presented in Kenner, Louisiana, and provided attendees with the tools and tactics to steer clear of insurance bad faith. Behind every denial of defense, coverage, or settlement lies the potential...

On December 5, 2019, Shields Law Partners managing partner, Sonny Shields, co-presented the Arbitrator Musings – Common Mistakes Litigators Make in Arbitration panel in the LSBA’s annual arbitration seminar. Sonny, along with Dale Clary, Craig Kaster, and Phelps Gay presented the panel discussion which provided attendees practical tips on ways to avoid common mistakes in advocating...

Instead of utilizing the court system, many employers use arbitration to resolve disputes that arise with a disgruntled employee. The employment agreement itself may contain a provision that specifies the right to arbitrate, or the employer may have a separate document that outlines this choice. But what exactly is arbitration? More importantly, what are the benefits and burdens of choosing arbitration? These are questions every employer should consider. [Read More...] 

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