1) What is negligence?
2) What does a plaintiff have to prove in order to win a negligence lawsuit?
Review the scenario below and answer the questions that follow:
Mary has just bought a hunting knife from Sports Authority. She is walking along K Street in Washington, D.C. doing practice swings with the knife. Mary accidentally cuts Lois on the arm
a)Do you think Lois should have the right to sue Mary for her injury under a negligence cause of action? Why or why not? Apply the elements of negligence to the fact pattern if you believe it is applicable.
b)Who is the plaintiff? Explain why.
c)Who is the defendant? Explain why.
3) Craig, an employee at University Supermarket has just moped the floor. Craig was looking for the wet floor sign but could not find it. Craig finally gave up after 1minute and went back to stocking the shelves. Five minutes later Debbie walks into University Market to buy a loaf of bread. Debbie slips on the wet floor.
a) Does University Market have have a legal duty to prevent the type of accident that happened to Debbie? Why or why not?
b) Can Debbie sue Craig or University Market? Why or why not?
4) What is product liability?
5) Research a company that was found guilty of a product liability claim. Explain the product liability issue and the outcome of the case.