Vicarious Liability (Liability for the Torts of Others)



 



Welcome to Lawshelf’s video-course on vicarious liability. This course looks at the circumstances under which one person (or organization) can be held liable for the actions of another. This is an intermediate-level course, and some understanding of basic tort law, including the rules or intentional torts and negligence, is recommended.

The primary and most commonly used theory of vicarious liability is that of the employer’s liability for torts committed by an employee. As such, our first two modules are devoted to that. We will illustrate when the employer-employee relationship exists and when an employer can be held liable for the actions of an independent contractor.



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Vicarious Liability in the Employer-Employee Relationship- Module 1 of 5


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Vicarious Liability For Damages Committed By Independent Contractors- Module 2 of 5


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Vicarious Liability in Specific Contexts- Module 3 of 5


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Vicarious Liability in Private Contexts- Module 4 of 5


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Defenses and Damages- Module 5 of 5


Final Exam only needs to be taken by those seeking to earn the Digital Badge credentials for this course.