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Louisiana Civil Law Dictionary (2011)

Louisiana Civil Law Dictionary (New Orleans, La.: Quid Pro Books, 2011; co-author: Gregory Rome)

Errata: It is not clear whether we will ever publish a second edition. In the meantime, here is some errata I’ve collected:

  • In our definition of Solidary Obligation, we include in a brief note referring to the somewhat similar common-law concept of joint and several liability.
  • In the definition for quitclaim deed, we reference CC art. 2502. But that articles doesn’t use the word. We could have mentioned  that the common law quitclaim concept was imported into the civil code this way, as discussed in Gregory Michael Anding, Comment, “Does This Piece Fit?: A Look at the Importation of the Common-Law Quitclaim Deed and After-Acquired Title Doctrine into Louisiana’s Civil Code,” Louisiana Law Review 55, no. 1 (Summer 1994).
  • The Roman law term vinculum juris is sometimes used, at least by scholars, to refer to the bond of law that defines the nature of an obligation. See e.g. Alain A. Levasseur, Louisiana Law of Obligations in General: A Comparative Civil Law Perspective, A Treatise (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2020), ch. 1, ¶¶ 2–4; also Saúl Litvinoff, The Law of Obligations: Part I: Obligations in General, 2nd ed. (St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Company, 2001), § 1.3.