Chapter 7 of The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (textbook: Lau and Johnson). [Attachment]
For the ESSAY:
Research the case of Stella Liebeck, an elderly grandmother who received third-degree burns when she spilled coffee purchased at a McDonald’s drive-through.
What was the basis of her claim against McDonald’s?
Was the alleged tort intentional, negligent, or strict liability?
Why did Ms. Liebeck’s lawyers believe that McDonald’s was liable to Ms. Liebeck?
Do you think it is reasonable to expect that a hot drink purchased from a restaurant might quickly give you third degree burns?
How did the jury decide the case?
Why do you think the jury decided the case this way?
Be sure to explain your answers thoroughly.
***Note: Be sure to use in-text citation and provide references for your sources, including textbooks.