Focusing on Louisiana civil law as it applies to Sale and Lease, this convenient resource provides a basic understanding of the subject matter. The Precis format allows for brief, concise explanation of the main points of the civil law, and will prove to be a critical resource for Louisiana practitioners and law students alike. Features At-A-Glance: &bull Thoughtful yet practical analysis by premier scholars in the field &bull Convenient and portable softbound format &bull Appendices with pertinent articles from the Civil Code &bull Appendices of Illustrative Cases &bull Comprehensive Index This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Louisiana Law of Conventional Obligations: A Précis, focuses on the Louisiana Civil Code as it applies to Contracts or Conventional Obligations. This user-friendly book provides a basic understanding of the principles and rules governing the law of contracts. The Précis format allows for a brief and specific explanation of the main issues of the civil law of contracts, and is an essential and original resource for Louisiana law students and the legal profession in general. Features include: • Thoughtful and practical analysis of the relevant Code articles by a premier scholar in the field; • Convenient and portable softbound format; • Appendices with pertinent articles from the Civil Code and Code of Civil Procedure; and • Appendix of Illustrative Cases or Jurisprudence for each chapter covered.
Author: Frank L. Maraist
Release Date: 2010-07-01
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.
Author: Michael H. Rubin
Release Date: 2011-06-02
Any decision about Louisiana collateral, financing, lending, mortgages, guarantees, liens and privileges, and collection procedures must take into account that Louisiana is the only state in the nation with civil law (rather than common law). Louisiana's Civil Code, with rules that trace back to the Napoleonic Code, and related statutes are the key to understanding this area of law. The Precis series of titles provides a comprehensive view of all of these topics and more. Areas covered by Louisiana Law of Security Devices include: • Suretyship and guarantees, including rules pertaining to Louisiana's categories of commercial, legal, and ordinary sureties; • Mortgage lending, including creation of mortgage, the types of Louisiana mortgages (conventional, legal and judicial), necessary provisions for a valid mortgage and desirable provisions for judicial execution on mortgages, and mortgage ranking; • Louisiana's law of registry and public records; • Title examination; • The interrelationship of the U.C.C. with Louisiana mortgage laws; • Securing interests in leases, in a rental income stream, and in leased property; • Judicial and non-judicial foreclosure rules, including the Louisiana Deficiency Judgment Act; • Louisiana liens and privileges, including general privileges as well as special privileges on both movable and immovable property; and • The Louisiana Private Works Act, governing materialmen's liens. Louisiana Law of Security Devices contains, in easy-to-understand, non-legalese language: • A detailed discussion of all of the key Civil Code articles and other statutes • Numerous examples of how these rules interrelate; • Examples of how to resolve complex issues of ranking security devices • Practical "how to" tips for practitioners; and • Warnings of potential traps for the unwary in drafting and negotiating lending documents.
Author: Jason J. Kilborn
Release Date: 2006
For the first time, readers will find here in one place a clear and up-to-date discussion of all of the various “security devices” in Louisiana law, including the most current Louisiana version of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, mortgages, statutory liens (“privileges”), and personal guarantees (“suretyship”). Written to be easily accessible by non-experts, this book offers both a basic introduction and a detailed but concise explanation of the operation of each of the available security devices, including the complex rules for determining priority among the various devices when they compete with each other, a trustee in bankruptcy, or the Internal Revenue Service. With the help of a logically structured and detailed table of contents, as well as simple illustrations of particularly complex topics, students and lawyers can solve difficult problems with minimal effort. By bringing all of this material together in a clear and focused framework, this book is designed to reduce study and research time for complex secured transactions questions and to increase students' and lawyers' confidence in the resolution of often difficult and confusing commercial law problems in the unique environment of Louisiana law. Jason Kilborn is a professor at Louisiana State University Law Center.