“You Decide” Case Study #5: Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants, P.T.S., Inc., et al, 1995 WL 360309
(N.M. Dist. Ct. Aug. 18, 1994).
In your paper, address the following:
Before reading or doing any online searching – Discuss whether or not you had heard of this case before receiving this assignment. If yes, discuss your opinion of it. If not, do a quick online search and see if there is a prevalent opinion of the matter and state whether or not you agree.
Read, And Now the Rest of the Story and discuss how this information does or does not change your earlier opinion and address the following:
o Were the injuries such that a lawsuit should have been brought?
o Do you agree with the verdict and award?
o How does this case affect your opinion of tort reform?
o If you were a decision-making executive at McDonald’s, how would you have advised them to handle the situation? What suggestions would you make to them as to how to avoid or, if necessary, handle similar future situations?
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