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.

Learning Objectives
  • 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
Last updated/reviewed: August 5, 2023
7 Reviews (22 ratings)


Member's Profile
This course gives a good overview of torts and it was fairly easy to follow the instructor. Would have liked to had the instructor speak a little clearer at times.

Anonymous Author
This class was very interesting. The instructor did a great job explaining the concepts and using relevant examples. I would take more of his courses.

Member's Profile
There is a lot of good information in this course. I think the information provided could be consolidated a little more.

Anonymous Author
Strait forward course with plenty of definitions combined with explanation by the instructor.

Anonymous Author
Enjoyed this course. a good review of business law and seemed to go into excellent detail.

Anonymous Author
Excellent succinct and overall review of torts. PDF with definitions very helpful.

Anonymous Author
Great overview of the types of torts.

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: 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 .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to The Law of Torts for a Person in Business3:09
What Is a Tort?
  What Is a Tort?7:01
  What Is a Tort? Continued9:03
  What Is an Intentional Tort?4:36
  Malicious Prosecution8:48
  Intervening Cause, Comparative Negligence, and Strick Liability15:38
  Absolute Liability6:33
  Wrongful Death6:35
  Torts are Not Crimes, Prima Facie, and Tort Defense14:36
  The Law of Torts for a Person in Business 1:23:46
  Slides: The Law of Torts for a Person in BusinessPDF
  The Law of Torts for a Person in Business Glossary/IndexPDF