Read Case 6.2: Hot Coffee at McDonald’s, located on page 231 in your textbook. Then, watch the video below. After reviewing the video and case study, choose two (2) of the five (5) discussion questions located at the end of the case.
4. Was Liebeck only 20 percent responsible for her injuries? Do you agree with the amount of compensatory and punitive damages that the jury awarded her? If not, what would have been a fairer monetary award?
5. Should juries be permitted to award punitive damages in product liability cases? If so, should there be a limit to what they can award? Is it right for a jury to award punitive damages against one company in order to send a message to a whole industry?