Essay about The Case Of Stella Liebeck

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The case of Stella Liebeck

This is classic case that happened in 1992 in the parking lot of a McDonald restaurant. Stella Liebeck who was 72 years old purchased a cup of coffee that accidently spilled and burned her. She suffered third degree burn. She sued McDonald for damages and the case finally went to court and was settled.

There are a number of things that we firstly have to define in this case in-order to fully understand the legality of the case. This case is center around tort law, let define and explain what is a tort law. Tort law is a civil wrong that unfairly causes someone else to suffer loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the person who commits the tortious act, called a tortfeasor. In the case of Stella Liebeck vs Mc
Donald Stella Liebeck is considered the plaintiff and McDonald is the tortfeasor or the defendant. As an awareness, there are three types of tort laws, intentional, negligent, or strict liability. Discussing the various tort laws will even help use delve into the case better and help provide some clarity to the matter.
Intentional torts: it is considered an action that is intentionally committed against another person with the purpose of causing harm. Intentional tort has various category that is worth realizing in any case. Battery (any unconsented touching) Assault (an intentional unexcused act that creates in another person a reasonable apprehension or fear of immediate harmful or offensive contact) false imprisonment…

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