Mobile Life Insurance Co. v. Brame

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Mobile Life Insurance Company v. Brame
Seal of the United States Supreme Court
Decided January 21, 1878
Full case nameMobile Life Insurance Company v. Brame
Citations95 U.S. 754 (more)
24 L. Ed. 580; 1877 U.S. LEXIS 2230; 5 Otto 754
Court membership
Chief Justice
Morrison Waite
Associate Justices
Nathan Clifford · Noah H. Swayne
Samuel F. Miller · Stephen J. Field
William Strong · Joseph P. Bradley
Ward Hunt · John M. Harlan
Case opinion
MajorityHunt, joined by unanimous

Mobile Life Insurance Company v. Brame, 95 U.S. 754 (1877), is a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that the remedies available under the Louisiana code for manslaughter were not available under the common law.

Statutes in question[edit]

The Revised Civil Code of Louisiana contains the following articles:

  • ART. 2314. Every act whatever of man that causes damage to another, obliges him by whose fault it happened to repair it; the right of this action shall survive, in case of death, in favor of the minor children and widow of the deceased, or either of them, and in default of these, in favor of the surviving father or mother, or either of them, for the space of one year from the death.
  • ART. 2316. Every person is responsible for the damage he occasions, not merely by his act, but by his negligence, his imprudence, or his want of skill.
  • ART. 2324. He who causes another person to do an unlawful act, or assists or encourages in the commission of it, is answerable in solido with that person for the damage caused by such act.

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