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    Standard of Liability in Electrocutions

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    You are a paralegal working for an electrical utility who is interested in providing energy in Louisiana. They are curious to see what standard of liability will be applied to them if someone gets electrocuted. Provide an explanation of the standard of liability applied to electrical utilities.

    I need to know which cases apply, copy and paste links of any relevant law that may be applied.

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    You are a paralegal working for an electrical utility who is interested in providing energy in Louisiana. They are curious to see what standard of liability will be applied to them if someone gets electrocuted. Provide an explanation of the standard of liability applied to electrical utilities.

    I need to know which cases apply, copy and paste links of any relevant law that may be applied.

    The liability of electric companies for damage or injury is not governed by the principles of contracts. It is well established, at least as a general rule, that a plaintiff who seeks to recover under the terms of an express contract for defendant's failure to perform its terms must plead and prove his own substantial performance.

    Generally, in the injury cases related to transmitting, maintaining, or accidentally contacting electrical wires, the doctrine of strict products liability is not applicable. This is because the transmission of electricity over high-tension power lines is not considered so ...

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    You are a paralegal working for an electrical utility who is interested in providing energy in Louisiana. They are curious to see what standard of liability will be applied to them if someone gets electrocuted. Provide an explanation of the standard of liability applied to electrical utilities.

    I need to know which cases apply, copy and paste links of any relevant law that may be applied.

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