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1578.  Mistake of law constitutes a mistake, within the meaning of
this Article, only when it arises from:
   1. A misapprehension of the law by all parties, all supposing that
they knew and understood it, and all making substantially the same
mistake as to the law; or,
   2. A misapprehension of the law by one party, of which the others
are aware at the time of contracting, but which they do not rectify.


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