Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants

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    Baum, the author of the “American Court”, explains that any personal incident that produces a significant physical injury or costly property damage might seem likely to go to court, because a lot of people know that they have legal remedies for personal injuries. We see this occurring in The McDonald’s Coffee Lawsuit also known as Liebeck v. McDonald Restaurants. Seventy-nine year old Stella Liebeck who suffered third degree burns over her inner tights and genital areas after she ordered and was served a hot coffee in McDonald’s. She attempted to remove the plastic lid from the cup by placing the cup between her knees. Before filing suit, Liebeck requested that McDonald pay her $90,000 for her medical expenses, pain and suffering. McDonald…

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    Case Study of Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants, P.T.S., Inc. [New Mexico District Court, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, 1994] Executive Summary The Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants case, also known as the hot coffee lawsuit, was a controversial case that happened in 1994, sparking debates across the United States over tort reform . The plaintiff of the case, a woman in her late 70s named Stella Liebeck, was awarded 2.86 million dollars after suffering horrendous third degree burns across her…

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    The Liebeck case came about during the tort reform movement, which wanted to limit the monetary damages a person could collect. (Forell, 2011). This movement was supported by McDonald’s and other companies who were on the receiving end of many lawsuits. (Forell, 2011). However, that movement took a big hit with Liebeck. In February 1992, Stella Liebeck was a passenger in her nephew’s vehicle and they made a stop at the McDonald’s drive through. (Cain, 2007). Liebeck purchased a cup of coffee…

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    new, smaller company who had a tight schedule, a necessity of making a profit. Instead of working on their goal to make a profit, they get to deal with a lawsuit that could possibly be the end of that company. With what is available to us, as a nation, today, we should be able to handle these lawsuits in a much easier manner, such as over real-time conversation, or other possible choices (Rampton). Nevertheless, time is a valuable economic resource, and is just as valuable as money. Along with…

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    Most people associate the Liebeck v. McDonald’s case, better known as “the hot coffee lawsuit,” with the very worst of our justice system, frivolous actions brought by greedy plaintiffs with the hopes of winning the lawsuit lottery. However, it’s one thing to hear and another thing to see. Everybody knows, or they think they know the McDonald’s case. Although, the documentary “Hot Coffee” shows how people had wrong perceptions. Just merely hearing the sentence that a lady sued McDonald’s for 2.9…

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    deeper in to the Liebeck v. McDonald’s case, I had never particularly heard about it except the fact that a woman had sued McDonald’s after spilling her coffee on herself. When I did hear someone talking about the case, it always seemed that people were making light of the injury or saw the case as being a matter of greed. However, after looking deeper into the case, I have a better understanding of the issue and the legal concepts behind it. The case took place in New Mexico in 1994 when an…

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    think the hot drink purchase from restaurant could quickly give me third degree of burns and I would agree with the case of Liebeck case.Meawhile here are the brief history of liebeck and how the incidence happen to her that cause her bodily injury and how her manages to took her to court for damages. Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants Full case name Stella Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants, P.T.S., Inc. and McDonald's International, Inc. Decided August 18, 1994 Citation(s) 1994 Extra LEXIS 23…

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    When purchasing a product, the consumer should also take responsibility in their actions when it comes to using the product. This is commonly seen in the forms of misuse, alteration, or modification, but can also be caused by negligence. In the case of Saeter v. Harley Davidson Motor Co. (1960), the plaintiff, Arne Saeter, is suing the defendant, Harley Davidson Motor Co., for alleged negligence and faulty design of a motorcycle. Arne Saeter was driving from Washington through Oregon to…

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    that she did herself. On top of the face that were was the common sense with this women not to be more careful with the coffee, already knowing that coffee would be hot. But I have to say that after watching the you tube video in class I have a very different view on the case. After viewing the court case video with all the acutall faces and exibits, I was able to better understand why the women sued McDonalds. When looking at the case, Mrs. Liebeck had a large amount of third degreen burns on…

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    Jack Pflug's Arguments

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    demographic of Corporations trying to sell products for low prices. One of the many industries that became involved in this new endeavor was the food industry. The first nationally recognized food chain that served a vast majority of Americans with their products was Mcdonald’s. Soon after the Mcdonald’s chain started to gain popularity across America, a new platform for advertisements that would appeal to the masses emerged. The specific rhetoric of Mcdonald’s advertisements will be examined…

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