Criminal Justice Discussion

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1. What are the elements needed to prove a claim of negligence? In your opinion, was McDonald’s negligent in the famous “hot coffee” lawsuit? If you had been the judge in that case, would you have ruled differently? Please explain your reasoning

2. Evaluate the following fact pattern. Do you think the plaintiff has a cause of action and how would you rule if you were the judge?

Someone calls a parent, as a prank/”practical joke” and tells the parent their child has been injured, is in the hospital and the parent must get there as soon as possible. The parent rushes to the hospital and in their haste runs a red light and has a collision in which they, and the people in the other car, are injured. The parent sues the “prankster” for damages for emotional distress, his injuries and the damage to his vehicle. The passengers in the other car sue the parent for “negligence”

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Running head: CRIMINAL JUSTICE DISCUSSION

Criminal Justice Discussion
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE DISCUSSION

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Discussion 1

Negligence occurs when one acts in a manner that is careless and brings harm or injury to
another person. Under the legal principle of negligence, the person who acted carelessly is the
one legally liable for any harm that occurs. To prove a negligence occurrence, the plaintiff who
is the injured must prove four main elements to prove that the defendant who is at fault acted
harm negligently. The four elements are; the duty which means that the defendant owed a legal
obligation to the plaintiff under the situation, that is, a legal duty of care. A relationship between
a plaintiff and the defenda...


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