Lousiana Law of Torts: A Précis discusses an understanding of the history and development of Louisiana's tort law that helps place the current state of the law in its proper context. This book also touches on concepts such as intentional torts and negligence, wrongful death, immunity, comparative negligence, and strict and absolute liability. These are not terms found in the Louisiana Civil Code; they have been adopted from the common law. But the concepts these terms embody have their foundations in Louisiana tort law, either through the Code or other legislation or jurisprudence, and from both the common law and civil law influences. For more than 200 years, Louisiana law has been developing under these two influences.
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