Shreveport Construction Lawyer, Louisiana


Includes: Construction Contracts, Construction Liens, Housing & Construction Defects

F. Drake Lee

Corporate, Construction, Federal Appellate Practice, State Appellate Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           

Robert B. Dunlap

Construction, Oil & Gas, Divorce, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Brian D. Landry

Education, Construction, Estate Planning, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Kenneth Mascagni

Construction, Franchising, Government Agencies, Litigation
Status:  In Good Standing           
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Cole B. Smith

Construction, Insurance, Corporate, Legal Malpractice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  15 Years

Caldwell Roberts

Insurance, Workers' Compensation, Construction, Errors & Omissions Insurance
Status:  In Good Standing           

Michael D. Lowe

Construction, Employment, Insurance, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  17 Years

Caldwell Roberts

Insurance, Construction, Disability
Status:  In Good Standing           

Richard G Barham

Construction, Employee Rights, Criminal, Administrative Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Richard G. Barham

Construction, Employee Rights, Criminal, Administrative Law, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

NULLA BONA

Latin for 'no goods.' This is what the sheriff writes when she can find no property to seize in order to pay off a court judgment.

SUBLEASE

A rental agreement or lease between a tenant and a new tenant (called a sublessee) who will either share the rental or take over from the first tenant. The subl... (more...)
A rental agreement or lease between a tenant and a new tenant (called a sublessee) who will either share the rental or take over from the first tenant. The sublessee pays rent directly to the tenant. The tenant is still completely responsible to the landlord for the rent and for any damage, including that caused by the sublessee. Most landlords prohibit subleases unless they have given prior written consent. Compare assignment.

JOINT TENANCY

A way for two or more people to share ownership of real estate or other property. When two or more people own property as joint tenants and one owner dies, the ... (more...)
A way for two or more people to share ownership of real estate or other property. When two or more people own property as joint tenants and one owner dies, the other owners automatically own the deceased owner's share. For example, if a parent and child own a house as joint tenants and the parent dies, the child automatically becomes full owner. Because of this right of survivorship, no will is required to transfer the property; it goes directly to the surviving joint tenants without the delay and costs of probate.

ACT OF GOD

An extraordinary and unexpected natural event, such as a hurricane, tornado, earthquake or even the sudden death of a person. An act of God may be a defense aga... (more...)
An extraordinary and unexpected natural event, such as a hurricane, tornado, earthquake or even the sudden death of a person. An act of God may be a defense against liability for injuries or damages. Under the law of contracts, an act of God often serves as a valid excuse if one of the parties to the contract is unable to fulfill his or her duties -- for instance, completing a construction project on time.

QUITCLAIM DEED

A deed that transfers whatever ownership interest the transferor has in a particular property. The deed does not guarantee anything about what is being transfer... (more...)
A deed that transfers whatever ownership interest the transferor has in a particular property. The deed does not guarantee anything about what is being transferred, however. For example, a divorcing husband may quitclaim his interest in certain real estate to his ex-wife, officially giving up any legal interest in the property. Compare grant deed.

HOMESTEAD

(1) The house in which a family lives, plus any adjoining land and other buildings on that land. (2) Real estate which is not subject to the claims of creditors... (more...)
(1) The house in which a family lives, plus any adjoining land and other buildings on that land. (2) Real estate which is not subject to the claims of creditors as long as it is occupied as a home by the head of the household. After the head of the family dies, homestead laws often allow the surviving spouse or minor children to live on the property for as long as they choose. (3) Land acquired out of the public lands of the United States. The term 'homesteaders' refers to people who got their land by settling it and making it productive, rather than purchasing it outright.

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE

A remedy provided by a court that orders the losing side to perform its part of a contract rather than, or possibly in addition to, paying money damages to the ... (more...)
A remedy provided by a court that orders the losing side to perform its part of a contract rather than, or possibly in addition to, paying money damages to the winner.

DIVIDEND

A portion of profits distributed by a corporation to its shareholders based on the type of stock and number of shares owned. Dividends are usually paid in cash,... (more...)
A portion of profits distributed by a corporation to its shareholders based on the type of stock and number of shares owned. Dividends are usually paid in cash, though they may also be paid in the form of additional shares of stock or other property. The amount of a dividend is established by the corporation's board of directors; however, state laws often restrict a corporation's ability to declare dividends by requiring a minimum level of profits or assets before the dividend can be approved.

FUTURE INTEREST

A right to property that cannot be enforced in the present, but only at some time in the future. For example, John's will leaves his house to his sister Marian,... (more...)
A right to property that cannot be enforced in the present, but only at some time in the future. For example, John's will leaves his house to his sister Marian, but only after the death of his wife, Hillary. Marian has a future interest in the house.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Hatfield v. Amethyst Construction, Inc.

999 So.2d 1150 (2009). Dexter HATFIELD v. AMETHYST CONSTRUCTION, INC. No. 2008-C-2996. Supreme Court of Louisiana. February 13, 2009. Denied. VICTORY, J, would grant. TRAYLOR, J, would grant.

Walton Construction Company, LLC v. GM HORNE & COMPANY, INC.

On December 28, 2005, Walton Construction Company, LLC (Walton) filed a suit for damages against GM Home and Company, Inc. (Horne) and Centria in connection with a contract for building materials that were provided for a construction project. In its petition, Walton alleged that it ...

Lee v. Professional Construction Services, Inc.

Harry LEE, Sheriff of the Parish of Jefferson and Jefferson Law Enforcement District v. PROFESSIONAL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC., Swager Communications, Chi S. Lee, Beta Testing & Inspection, LLC, CAN USA, Inc. and KLL Consultants, Inc. d/b/a Krebs, Lasalle, Lemieux ...