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Business Law: Negligence and Torts

Narrated by: Frank B. Cross
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These eight lectures address two important questions: When is someone else legally responsible for harm done to you? When are you legally responsible for harm done to someone else? This course of eight lectures discusses torts, the body of law designed to redress through civil litigation harms done to persons. As with all bodies of law, in order to analyze the legal implications of a potentially tortious action, it is necessary to blend common sense and pragmatic thinking with an understanding of legal definitions as they have evolved over time. This series not only explains the basics of this substantive body of law, but it also gives insight through examples of how the law is based on a logical idea of a just outcome. Topics you'll explore here include the basic foundations of torts law, the three categories of which it is composed, and the legal factors necessary to find a person liable for a tort; negligence, especially of property owners, and the defenses that can be offered against allegations of negligence; the expanding tort of infliction of emotional distress, which can be either negligent or intentional, but which must pass several specific tests before it can be definitely labeled tortious; third-party intervention in contracts and prospective business; the legal implications of misappropriation of information; and trademark law.

Please note: This course is not intended to provide financial or investment advice. All investments involve risk: Past performance does not guarantee future success. You acknowledge that any reliance on any information from the materials contained in this course shall be at your own risk.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1994 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)1994 The Great Courses

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Good overview of tort law

Although some reviewers have criticized this for being outdated, I don't think it really matters to the relevance of his discussion - I doubt the general law has changed that much, even if the details in some states have changed. This is very US focused but is the kind of general US law that is taught in law schools, as opposed to being specific to any state. I don't know UK tort law but I imagine it is quite different despite the shared common law heritage.

I found him funny and insightful. I'm a US lawyer but this is far from the kind of law I practice so I think I can gauge that this would work for an introduction. I listened to it in preparation for a law-related exam and it was helpful for that as well.

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  • Wattyzsweetback
  • 08-01-15

Great narrator and good content.

Narrator is dramatic and that kept me listening! When I listen to samples the narrator sells or ditches the book; important. I loved the content of this book and appreciated the great points.

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  • Nothing really matters
  • 22-09-14

Informative and fun lecture on US tort law

I enjoyed Professor Cross's lectures on U.S. tort law, as I did his other series of lectures on U.S. contract law. Professor Cross has an amiable, easy style that makes the lectures enjoyable and less intimidating sounding, even though the topic is law.

My only quibble was that I had wished the professor had been a bit more precise about the facts of the cases mentioned. It would also have been nice to have the actual case names so the keeners among us could have Googled some of them.

As I've said before, it would be great if there were more law lectures like these available on Audible. I'd buy them.

(Here'a a suggestion, Audible: How about Blackstone's Commentaries? I've always wanted to read those. Has anyone prepared an audio version of that classic?)

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  • K
  • 23-01-16

Useful knowledge about general business.

This gives a general idea of what kinds of things are what kinds of business law violations. Interesting and good to know as a consumer, and probably useful to know if you are a business owner too.

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  • Heloisa
  • 04-10-15

Very Easy To Understand Material

I particularly loved the many examples given to each discussed title; as a visual person, I received all the necessary mental pictures to understand them fully. Amazing Professor!

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  • B. Hosford
  • 05-08-15

Interesting lectures

The speaker has a lively delivery. He isn't stiff or boring. Also, I'm not sure what the previous reviewer meant about the homosexual comments. The lecturer isn't being derogatory, he is discussing the different scenarios under which someone might sue for defamation.

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  • Sunni
  • 02-06-15

OUTDATED

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, but not entirely. Much of the information is outdated. The examples he used were ridiculous. References to Rosanne Barr and the TV show Dallas give you an idea of what decade these lectures were given in.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The off-color remarks about homosexuality could have been left out. Today, those kinds of remarks are just rude.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Professor Frank B. Cross?

No

Do you think Business Law: Negligence and Torts needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It needs an updated version.

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  • Kevin
  • 03-11-19

Interesting, but expected something more organized

I enjoyed this audiobook but found that the audiobook was not nearly as organized as "Tort Law: Developed for Law School Exams and the Multistate Bar" from AudioOutlines. -- I still enjoyed and would recommend this audiobook.

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  • slicey
  • 16-10-18

interesting listen

I learned a lot and it was a great listen! the professor gave lots of examples to reinforce ideas.

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  • Paul
  • 05-09-18

Interesting Guide to USA Negligence and Torts

I enjoyed this particularly because I can compare and contrast the Philippine concepts of negligence and torts with that of the US counterparts.

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  • Geo
  • 09-07-18

The pace was not exciting

I was disappointed to hear these lectures. The professor did not draw me into his space by making a dynamic presentation of the subject matter.