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New changes to Private Works Act

Posted by Shaunté Henry on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, In : contracts 

Notice to Contractors and Homeowners undertaking home improvements….

Did you know that members of the Louisiana state legislature recently passed a new bill requiring home improvement contractors to comply with certain notice provisions to homeowners? If you hold a license as a residential building contractor or if you are registered as a home improvement contractor, then this is for you!

The Louisiana Legislature just amended and reenacted R.S. 37:2175.1(A)(1) and 2175.3...


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United States Department of Justice Issues Department Response to Disaster Fraud

Posted by Shaunté Henry on Thursday, November 2, 2017, In : Disaster Fraud 

Allegations of disaster fraud are already following in the wake of the recent hurricanes and wildfires. The call center for the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) has already received hundreds of complaints from across the country. This issue warrants a coordinated, nationwide response. In order to ensure that the Department of Justice effectively and quickly combats fraudulent conduct relating to the recent hurricanes, the Deputy Attorney General recently issued gu...


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Homeowner Tips for Rebuilding After a Natural Disaster

Posted by Shaunté Henry on Monday, August 15, 2016, In : contracts 

Unfortunately, along with the pain and suffering experienced as a result of natural disasters, unknowing homeowners can become victim to fraud, waste, and abuse. As discussed below, there are a number of important facts to be aware of when repairing or rebuilding your home.

Get written estimates from at least three companies. Insist on a written contract and do not pay a contractor cash up front or on a lump sum basis. To avoid a contractor absconding with your money, set up a...


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