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Pelman vs. McDonald's

Conduct online research on the case Pelman vs. McDonald's in which it was alleged that McDonald's was partially responsible for the health problems associated with the obesity of children who eat McDonald's fast food. Should McDonald's and other fast food restaurants be judged negligent for selling dangerous products, failing to warn consumers of the dangers of a high fat diet, and deceptive advertising? Sources please.

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The legal perspective is that McDonald's should not be held responsible for the obesity of its customers. According to the legal standpoint there is a line drawn between a person's own responsibility to take care of her and the society's responsibility to ensure others shield her. The plaintiff failed to establish that the products marketed by McDonald's were dangerous in any other way ...

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This solution explains responsibility for the obesity of its customers. The sources used are also included in the solution.