La. Panel Affirms Dismissal Of Defective Home Claims, Finds Contract Was Invalid

Mealey's (March 21, 2023, 4:25 PM EDT) -- BATON ROUGE, La. — Two homeowners cannot assert claims arising from a construction contract against a general contractor hired to build their new home because the contract between the parties was invalid, null and unenforceable, a Louisiana panel held in affirming a trial court’s decision to dismiss with prejudice the couple’s third-party claims of defective home construction against the contractor, which did not have a valid contractor’s license when it entered into the contract....

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