Tort Liability and the Alumina Simulation Mia King LAW 531 Business Law Professor Whitney Bell February 15, 2009 Torts and regulatory risks for companies such as Alumina can be reduced by taking the appropriate and necessary measures. The torts and reliability risks that were involved between Alumina versusBates were: tort of negligence (involving elements of breach of duty, causation, and damages established), tort of defamation, invasion of privacyand arbitration versus litigation. Alumina must make the necessary precautions to prevent situations like this from arising and to keep them in the competitive market by abiding by environmental statues. Reducing reliability risks and torts will, nonetheless, preserve their public image. This report will take a deeper look at each risk and explain specific measures to manage each risk. All in all, Alumina was able to withhold their integrity within the community and business partners by taking the most safe and necessary steps in their legal battle. By paying for medical expenses and punitive damages to the defendant they hold themselves responsible for their mistakes and offer monetary condolences to help make up for Bates loss in the matter. Thebest move a business can make is to admit to their wrong doing and own up to their faults. Through prevention (stricter factory regulations and routine PAH level checks), detective (self policing measures and legal counselor advise), and corrective measures (mediation), Alumina will reduce future liability issues. References Jennings, M. (2006). Business: It's legal, ethical, and global environment (7th ed.). Mason, OH: Thompson.