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January 2016

What is Tort Law?

During election seasons there is typically a lot of chatter about Louisiana’s “tort” law. This is usually a hot button issue that is tossed about without any real substantive discussion about what it is exactly that is meant by a “tort”. What is a tort? The word “tort’ has a Latin origin and simply means a violation of a legal duty owed by one to another that arises by operation of law.