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Prepare for the debate by completing the following:

Go to http://www.lectlaw.com/files/cur78.htm.
Read the article "The Actual Facts about the McDonald's Coffee Case."

argue that McDonald's did violate its obligation of care to the consumer by serving coffee at 185 degrees.

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McDonald's owes a duty of care to its customers on a reasonable person standard. Thus, as McDonald's is serving coffee at a holding temperature of 185, they are putting all their customers at risk of getting third degree burns in their throats if consumed at this temperature. While McDonald's argues that most of their customers ...

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Prepare for the debate by completing the following:

Go to http://www.lectlaw.com/files/cur78.htm.
Read the article "The Actual Facts about the McDonald's Coffee Case."

argue that McDonald's did violate its obligation of care to the consumer by serving coffee at 185 degrees.

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