Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants

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  • Liebeck V. Mcdonald's Restaurants Case Study

    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 pelvic region. The burns were caused by coffee that was served at over 80°C, scalding Liebeck’s skin in mere seconds after the drink was spilled. In this case study, the facts will be laid out and the court’s decision analyzed. Opinions will then be made based on our members’ impressions. Details of the case…

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  • Tort Reform Case Study

    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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  • Frivolous Lawsuit Research Paper

    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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  • Liebeck V. Mcdonald's Case Study

    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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  • Liebeck V. Mcdonalds Case Study

    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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  • Jack Pflug's Arguments

    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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