Tort Law for Businesspeople
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Tort Law for Businesspeople

This course provides the essence of the law of torts needed by every person in business.
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Last updated 6/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Explore the law of torts as practiced in the United States.
  • Identify each tort alleged against you as a defendant or in your favor as a plaintiff.
  • Discover how to prove that a tort has occurred or how to defend against a charge that you or your business has acted tortiously.
  • Recognize what is needed to protect yourself or your company against charges that you or your business or its employees acted tortiously.
  • Recognize what you need to prove damages when you, your business or your employees are the victim of a tort.
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  • No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Every person in business and every business faces an exposure to suits seeking damages claiming that the conduct of the business, its employees, or officers caused damage to their person or property due to negligence or some intentional tort. In order to protect the business and avoid or limit damages claimed in lawsuits due to wrongful conduct by the business or its officers or directors, the person taking this course will learn everything needed to understand the torts of negligence, strict liability in tort, and damages as a result of ultra-hazardous activities. The course also covers the intentional torts of assault, battery, defamation, trespass, and malicious prosecution. The course concludes with the defenses available to people charged with a tort.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in Business Law or related fields.
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
11 Lectures 02:47:32

What Is a Tort? Continued

What Is an Intentional Tort?


Malicious Prosecution

Intervening Cause, Comparative Negligence, and Strick Liability

Absolute Liability

Wrongful Death

Torts are Not Crimes, Prima Facie, and Tort Defense

The Law of Torts for a Person in Business Continuous Play
Supporting Materials
2 Lectures 00:05
Slides: The Law of Torts for a Person in Business

The Law of Torts for a Person in Business Glossary/Index
0 Lectures 00:00

Review Questions: The Law of Torts for a Person in Business

6 questions

Final Exam: The Law of Torts for a Person in Business

10 questions
About the Instructor
Illumeo Learning
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Illumeo, incorporated in 2009, is revolutionizing the hide-bound world of corporate learning. Illumeo works with corporate professionals and organizations of all sizes to build the skills and capabilities that help everyone be an expert at their job.

Based in Silicon Valley, CA, Illumeo serves thousands of corporations and corporate professionals across Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing. The platform offers assessments, industry-benchmarked competency analyses, hundreds of expert-developed courses, collaborative tools, and the ability for companies to self-publish internal courses that promote institutional knowledge retention and dissemination.

Illumeo is the place for expertise management and we are dedicated to the proposition that everyone can be an expert at their job.

Barry Zalma (Illumeo)
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Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, has practiced law in California for more than 42 years as an insurance coverage and claims handling lawyer. He now limits his practice to service as an insurance consultant and expert witness specializing in insurance coverage, insurance claims handling, insurance bad faith and insurance fraud almost equally for insurers and policyholders. He also serves as an arbitrator or mediator for insurance related dispute

He founded Zalma Insurance Consultants in 2001 and serves as its only consultant. 


Consultant/Expert Witness : Zalma Insurance Consultants - [2009-07 to Current]
Consult with policy holders and insurers about claims handling and bad faith issues.

Attorney : Barry Zalma, Inc. - [1979-10 to Current]
Represent clients involved in litigation dealing with insurance, insurance coverage and insurance claims handling and insurance bad faith.

Senior Claims Representative : Fireman's Fund American Insurance Compan - [1967-09 to 1972-02]
Investigate and adjust claims presented to the Fireman's Fund insurance company by its insureds or by claimants seeking damages from the persons insured.

Special Agent, Intelligence : US Army Intelligence School - [1964-01 to 1964-12]
Became a US Army Intelligence Special Agent and Special Agent, US Army Intelligence Corps, Peoria, Illinois, residence office. 


JD, Law : The University of West Los Angeles - [1967 to 1971]

AB, Philosophy : Claremont Men's College (Now Claremont McKenna College) - [1960 to 1963]