Frilot is proud of its distinguished reputation in the field of Construction Law. Since its inception, the Firm’s Construction Group has provided owners, contractors, manufacturers, developers, builders, landlords, tenants, suppliers, insurers, and sureties with proven representation. Its experienced attorneys, many with educational and real-world backgrounds in engineering and construction-related fields, represent clients in all construction-related areas, including:
Contractor and sub-contractor disputes
Public and Private Works Act liens and litigation
Design errors and omissions claims;
Personal injury claims;
Property damage claims;
Construction delay damages claims;
Bid dispute resolution, including Public Bid Law claims;
Labor and employment issues;
Contract negotiation and drafting.
In keeping with the Firm’s philosophy, the Construction Group teams with its clients to resolve disputes in a reasonable and efficient manner, often using mediation or other alternative forms of dispute resolution to provide expedited and economical results. When litigation becomes necessary, the Group’s attorneys utilize their extensive trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts throughout the country. Where appropriate, the Construction Group also draws on the Firm’s wealth of expertise in other matters, including environmental regulation and exposure, admiralty law, transactional law, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, products liability, insurance, mass tort and class action litigation, and labor and employment law.
Frilot’s Construction Group is distinguished by its expertise and proven record in the construction field. The Firm is committed to providing its clients, big or small, with the best, most efficient and cost-effective representation possible. Our personal commitment to our clients is our pledge, and our experience and knowledge in Construction Law is our specialty.
Mossy Motors, Inc., et al v. Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, et al
The firm represented an automobile dealership against the Sewerage and Water Board, its project engineer and general contractor for structural damage and business interruption resulting from the multi-phase expansion of Drainage Pumping Station #1. The issues litigated included eminent domain, liability for deep well pumping and soil settlement, professional liability, construction delays, scheduling, and environmental remediation. Following a five-week jury trial in Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, a multi-million dollar verdict was returned for our clients. After a subsequent appeal, partial remand and retrial, in which additional damages and attorney fees were awarded for our clients, and subsequent appeals, the awards were affirmed, and the multiple judgments collected.
Murphy Oil USA, Inc. v. Fluor Daniel Inc.
The firm represented Murphy Oil in complex litigation arising out of its turnaround at its refinery in Mereaux, Louisiana. Issues included critical path analysis, cause and effect of change orders, contractual defenses, construction delays, personnel matters, materials handling, and subcontractor responsibility.
Walter Oil and Gas Corp. v. TT Boat Corporation
The firm defended this matter involving a major catastrophe on a manned production platform which was struck by a derrick barge and caught on fire. Claims for property damage and loss of production against our client were approximately $30 million. We established that a portion of repairs were excessive and not properly mitigated, production was deferred and not lost, and that statutory violations on the platform entitled our client to a diminution in plaintiff’s recovery. After trial in the Eastern District of Louisiana, the matter was satisfactorily resolved for less than $10 million.
New Orleans Cement v. J.P. & Sons, et al.
Firm attorneys represented New Orleans Cement in the prosecution of liens against the general contractor and in the defense of claims of defective performance and products. Prior to trial, New Orleans Cement received payment, in full, and all claims against it were dismissed.
Toledano v. House of Blues Corp.
The firm defended the House of Blues in connection with the construction of its club and restaurant in New Orleans. The issues included design and construction of adequate noise abatement measures, regulatory compliance, contract, architectural and sound engineering. The matter was successfully litigated through arbitration.
Fidelity English Turn Club General Partnership v. Environmental Drying Services, Inc.
Representing a building owner, the firm handled a fee dispute for mold remediation services and construction work done immediately after Hurricane Katrina. The litigation was satisfactorily resolved in formal mediation.
In re: Factory Compressor Parts, Inc.
The firm prosecuted materialman’s liens against a bankrupt contractor and its customers for a supplier of air conditioning parts and accessories.
Commitment to Diversity
Frilot L.L.C. is committed to fostering a working environment that promotes diversity. The firm believes that diversity of experience, diversity in clients and diversity in the courtroom makes us a more powerful legal resource. We recruit, retain and advance qualified individuals of all backgrounds and cultural influences. This diversity makes for a richer environment which promotes creative thinking and innovative client solutions.
While we are encouraged by what we have accomplished in our pursuit of diversity, the firm strives to strengthen and advance our commitment to attract and retain women and minorities. Recognizing that recruitment is only one facet of our overall commitment to diversity, we are also focused in our efforts to develop and sustain a work environment that empowers all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or background, to perform to the best of their abilities.
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