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Law Number

La. R.S. 29:771(B)(2)(b)

Summary Title

Liability: Performance of Contract


When a public health emergency declaration is in effect, a person, corporation, or an employee of a corporation, who performs their contract with the state or a political subdivision, will not be held legally responsible for damage or injury to a person or property. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

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(b) During a state of public health emergency, any private person, firm or corporation and employees and agents of such person, firm or corporation in the performance of a contract with, and under the direction of the state or its political subdivisions under the provisions of this Chapter shall not be civilly liable for causing the death of, or injury to, any person or damage to any property except in the event of gross negligence or willful misconduct.