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Read the description of the case of Lizardo versus Denny Inc. NDI in Chapter 2 of the textbook under Tort Liability (added below). Then, read the appeal of the case found on the Case Law Website, located at

Write a three to four (3) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe how the security guards and Denny's management should have handled the situation. 
  2. Explain why the security guards’ daytime occupation influenced the decision in the case.
  3. Justify the court’s decision to neglect this as a case of discrimination. 
  4. Assess how this case can serve as a precedent for other cases and the conclusions you can you draw from this precedent.
  5. Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

"Lizardo vs Denny Inc."

Two corrections officers were employed as security personnel at Denny’s Restaurant.
After a member of an Asian American group complained about the delay in being
seated, one of the officers escorted the complaining Asian American out of the
restaurant and threatened to arrest him for disorderly conduct. A series of fights erupted
outside the restaurant between the Asian American group and other restaurant patrons.
A group of African Americans also waiting to be seated went outside to observe the
argument. One of them went back inside and while describing the outside commotion,
used an expletive. After the restaurant manager warned the African American group to
be quiet or leave, the officers escorted them out of the restaurant. Members of both
groups sued Denny’s Restaurant and the security personnel for excluding them from the
restaurant because of race in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983, a constitutional tort. The court
held that the officers were acting in their official capacity as officers of the state when
escorting the Asian Americans out of the restaurant and threatening to arrest them for
disorderly conduct. Thus, Denny’s could not be held liable for the official acts of
government officers. The court also determined, however, that Denny’s could be held
liable for the conduct of the security personnel in escorting the African Americans out of
the restaurant at the urging of the store manager because that conduct was within the
scope of their employment as security personnel.—Lizardo v. Denny’s Inc., 2000.

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Lizardo versus Denny Inc. ND




Describe how the security guards and Denny's management should have handled the
The issue of race discrimination occurs when a person or group of person are unfairly
treated because of their race. The race discrimination that occurred, in this case, might not have
been deliberate in the eyes of the management but in the view of the plaintiff, it was direct race
discrimination based on the fact that white people were being seated ahead of them. Therefore, in
the case of Lizardo versus Denny Inc., the security guard, and Denny management should have
handled the situation differently from what they did. In this case to avoid the chaos such as the
ones witnessed in the restaurant the management needed to exercise the policy of first come first
served. By doing so Lizardo and his colleagues would not have felt left out leading them to make
allegations of racial discrimination. Also, the management and the security guard should have
been more civil when dealing with the group first by informing them that a table was being
prepared for them and second avoiding confrontation with the group by asking them to calm
down. Asking the security guard to escort the troublemaker out was a wise decision, but the
security guard action of shoving Lizardo was unnecessary. What the security guard should have
done is inform the...

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