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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Construction Law for Louisiana on
Q: I received a deposit of 52000 dollars on a 71000 Dollar project and I only used 22000 of it and the rest was Used

To cover labor and things for 3 other prior jobs I had to complete to get to the job at hand and now they are taking me to court

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Oct 10, 2022

Please consult with a lawyer about the specifics of your case. Also, if you have been sued and served with paperwork, please know that you have a limited period of time in which to file an Answer (respond to the lawsuit) so please make sure you do so within that time period.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Louisiana on
Q: A signed a contingency contract with 2 different contractors to do repairs after hurricane IDA . Will both be binding?

Does the first signed contract negate the second. Are will I be held to both ? What are my rights to cancel in Louisiana ?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Oct 6, 2021

More information to properly answer this question is needed and most likely a proper answer can only be provided if one were to review both contracts. If this the situation where the same parties wrote up 1 contract and then agreed to write up a 2nd contract? Or is the property owner party to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Construction Law and Contracts for Louisiana on
Q: My husband signed a roof contract and is now unemployed due to Covid-19.

The company would not provide a quote and contacted the insurance company directly to receive our information about our claim. I did not sign the contract and do not agree to the terms. They will charge $3500 to cancel the contract. He is unemployed due to Covid and is now unable to fulfill this... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Nov 30, 2020

If you and your husband did not sign the contract, then it's not your problem. You don't explain how the insurance company is involved.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Construction Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can my bank email my contractor about my construction loan to discuss extending and not contact me?

My loan officer sent this email to my contractor. She is not on the loan and he has never reached out to me.


Please call me so we can discuss your maturing construction line of credit.


Sim *****

Commercial Lending Manager

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Apr 29, 2020

Yes, this is quite common banking practice. During any construction loan your contractor is liable to the bank for the construction loan--not the future property owner. If all goes well during construction, you will get to take over the construction loan after it is rolled over into a permanent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Construction Law for Louisiana on
Q: I did some work for a homeowner and now he doesn't want to pay the bill
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Oct 26, 2019

Go to the mortgage and conveyance office of your parish and file the bill as a mechanic's lien against his home. You can also file suit in small claims court.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Louisiana on
Q: Friend hired roofer change roof she found rain coming in walls and mold inside! She hired someone to repair inside.

She took money to pay inside from roofer . Roofer i

Got attorney .

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 22, 2019

I'm not certain I fully understand the situation, but it appears to be one where your friend hired a roofer to change the roof, rain water continued to come in, after which she took part of funds that would have gone to the roofer to pay someone to perform interior repairs resulting from the... Read more »

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