business written assignment

Research the case of Stella Liebeck, an elderly grandmother who received third-degree burns when she spilled coffee purchased at a McDonalds 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.

Prepare a 1,500 word (double-spaced) essay. The paper should be 12-point font, Times New Roman, and include a final source list.