Dec 07, 2021  
2018-2020 LSU Law Catalog 
    
2018-2020 LSU Law Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAW 5715 - Louisiana Civil Law of Torts


Credit(s): 2
In-depth coverage of the delictual obligation provisions of the Civil Code and the jurisprudential development thereof, including articles 660-661; Articles 667-669 (obligations of neighborhood); Articles 2315- 2324.2 the basic fault of the Civil Code including the concepts of fault, negligence, garde, vicarious responsibility, the survival and wrongful death actions, exemplary damages, responsibility for damage caused by animals, with particular emphasis upon comparative fault and joint or solidary liability of tortfeasors, including quantification of employer fault. Special emphasis is placed on the negligence standards and other features the 1996 Tort Revision. The course will also include introductory coverage of the Louisiana Products Liability Act, the Medical Malpractice Act, Medical Liability of the State, the Governmental Claims Act, and Worker’s Compensation, all of which rely upon damages as their principal remedy.



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