Louisiana Law of Torts

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By Frank L. Maraist

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Louisiana Law of Torts is designed to provide a brief overview of tort law generally, and the Louisiana treatment of the most common areas of tort law. It is an essential and original resource for Louisiana law students and the legal profession in general. In addition to the overview materials, this Precis also:


•   Provides a concise history of Louisiana tort law and its unique background of French, English, Spanish and American sources.

•   Compares Louisiana tort law with the general American common law, emphasizing some differences (such as parent-child vicarious liability, recovery of mental anguish and consortium damages, liability of providers of alcohol, punitive damages, comparative negligence and the residue of the concept of assumption of risk and also

•   Compares the concept of "proximate cause" or "legal cause" with Louisiana's "duty/risk" solution of the same problems.

•   Discusses defamation, right of privacy and the unique Louisiana concept of the insurance direct action statute; and

•   Includes comprehensive treatment of special claims against providers of services (including malpractice) and makers and sellers of goods.

Louisiana Law of Torts