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This is a complete course of study providing education and training which allows the student to learn the law of torts as the law applies to insurance coverage and insurance claims on the way to becoming certified as an Expert in Corporate Liability Insurance.  The course covers everything an employee, officer, or director of a corporation (or an officer or agent of an insurer) needs to know about tort law as it applies to liability insurance. It is the purpose of liability insurance to protect those people and entities insured against claims they were damaged by the insured’s tortious conduct.  

This course covers the following:

  1. Understanding the law of torts to understand the promises made by a liability insurance policy, and how to deal with the claims for damages.
  2. How a tort can state a claim for damages is important to every liability insurance policy.
  3. The defenses available to claims of damages caused by a tort are essential to the promises made by the liability policy.
  4. The elements needed to prove an insured caused tort damages to another are essential to being an expert on liability insurance and its promises.
  5. The elements needed to prove defenses to a claim an insured caused tort damages to another are essential to being an expert on liability insurance and its promises.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore how torts are committed.
  • Identify how to defend a tort claim made against an insured.
  • Recognize the importance of liability insurance as it relates to claims of damages against an insured by a tort.
  • Recognize all of the multiple tort defenses.
Last updated/reviewed: June 23, 2021

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

15 CoursesCorporate Liability Insurance Certification

  1. Corporate Liability Insurance: Excellence in Claims Handling
  2. How to Acquire a Policy of Third Party Liability Insurance
  3. How to Read and Understand a Liability Insurance Policy
  4. The Necessity For An Honest And Complete Application For Insurance
  5. The Basics of the Law of Contracts for the Insurance Professional
  6. The Law of Torts
  7. Ethics for the Corporate Liability Insurance Professional
  8. The Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
  9. Interviewing Techniques For The Corporate Liability Insurance Professional
  10. Corporate Liability Insurance Fraud Prevention
  11. Corporate Liability Insurance: Rescission - An Equitable Remedy
  12. The Duties Of An Insured Presenting A Third Party Bodily Injury and Property Damage Claim
  13. The Statement And the Investigation of Third Party Liability Insurance Claim
  14. Compliance with Good Faith Settlement Practices Regulations
  15. Corporate Liability Insurance: Millions For Defense Not A Dime For Tribute


Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other courses in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
  12:32Introduction to Course 5: The Law of Torts
  11:49What Is a Tort?
  11:14What Is an Intentional Tort?
  15:30What Is an Intentional Tort? (Continued)
  15:12Strict Liability
  10:42Strict Liability & Absolute Liability
  19:05Ultrahazardous Activity and Wrongful Death
  13:12Torts Are Not Crimes
  1:49:16Course 5: The Law of Torts
  PDFSlides: The Law of Torts
  PDFThe Law of Torts Glossary/Index