The Doctrine of Joint and Severable Liability Self-Directed Study Course – CLAIMS ONLY
The purpose of this course is to better equip you in your professional activities as an Insurance Agent or Insurance Adjuster.
NOTE: THIS COURSE IS FOR ADJUSTERS. IF YOU ARE NOT AN ADJUSTER, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CREDIT FOR TAKING THIS COURSE.
This course investigates the Doctrine of Joint and Severable Liability. When two or more persons or entities are alleged to be liable to another either due to breach of contract or a tortious wrong such as negligence or assault, the doctrine of joint and several liability can come into play. Joint tortfeasors are two or more individuals with joint and several liability in a tort action for the same injury to the same person or property. In this course you will study: pure joint and several liability; modified joint and several liability; and pure several liability. You will also review equitable contribution and subrogation and all legal doctrine will be underpinned with interesting case studies.
What is a Self-Directed Study Course? With Self-Directed study you will study the course content at your pace (with no unit quizzes), and then you will take a non-proctored, open-book Final Exam. Simple as that. You can take the Final Exam as many times as you need to pass the course.
This course makes a few assumptions about you the student:
- You are a currently licensed Insurance Agent or Adjuster.
- You are interested in additional information, resources, and knowledge regarding insurance and the legal environment of business in general.
There are four key features to the Course Briefs Continuing Education courses:
- Introduction to the Law
- Legal Syllogism Overview
- Topical Analysis
- Supporting Case Law