Please remember that you must do your own work. Any plagiarism will result in a grade of zero for all students involved. Please use your own words even if you are using the textbook for answers. Always provide a citation when a reference is used.
Briefly define and provide a specific example of each of the following:
Res ipsa loquitur
There are several legal defenses that can be used by defendants who are accused of negligence. Discuss four of these and provide a hypothetical example of each.
Briefly describe the standard of care to protect others from harm for each of the following liability situations:
Owners and operators of automobiles
Governmental units and charitable institutions
Employers and employees
Parents and children
Owners of animals
Martin asks his friend Michael to go to a supermarket and purchase some steaks for dinner. While driving Martin’s car to the supermarket, Michael failed to stop at a red light and seriously injured a pedestrian. Explain who is financially responsible for the injuries to the pedestrian as well as for the damage to Martin’s car.
Locate and describe a liability case that relates to one of the types of liability discussed in #3 above. Be sure to include the key facts about the case, the year and location of the accident, the outcome of the case including any settlement award. As always, please provide a proper citation for your source.