Case Studies Research Essay
11/24/15 AMBA 610
The circumstances in the case of Stella Lieback v McDonald’s Restaurant consist of a hot coffee burn incident. Stella Lieback a 79- year old woman from Albuquerque, New Mexico visited a drive-through McDonalds. The incident took place on February 27, 1992 as a passenger in her grandsons ’89 ford probe, a vehicle with no cup holders.
The case of Roy L. Pearson V Chung better known as the “pants lawsuit” which was a civil case filed in ‘2005. Pearson sued a D.C. dry cleaning establishment by the name of Custom Cleaners, for over $67 million for the loss of a pair of pants. The facts in the case state that the plaintiff left a pair of gray …show more content…
The decisions made by the judge and jury in the case of Lie back v McDonald’s district court Judge Robert H. Scott reduced punitive damages to $480,000. The jury originally had decided to award Stella Lie back $2.7 million in punitive damages. The arrival in compensation award amount was calculated from a penalty of McDonald’s one or two days’ worth of coffee revenues, which estimate about $1.35 million per day. This generated an appeal by both parties in which an out of court settlement was reached