Duty of Care 2

Self-Quiz 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chandler and Monica take a vacation to the Bahamas. After a few days of sitting on the beach, Monica and Chandler get bored and decide to cause a little trouble. They find a fireworks dealer, buy a bunch of firecrackers and bring them back to the beach. For the next few hours they amuse themselves by digging shallow holes, dropping the lit firecrackers into the holes and causing little “sand explosions”. The exploding fireworks send sand and small rocks flying for twenty-five feet in every direction. On one occasion, the force of the explosion was so great that it knocked a coconut off of a palm tree one hundred feet away. Unfortunately, Ross is napping under the palm tree and the falling coconut hits him in the head. If Ross sues Chandler and Monica for negligence and Judge Cardozo is presiding over the case, Ross will most likely win:
True
False
Chandler and Monica take a vacation to the Bahamas. After a few days of sitting on the beach, Monica and Chandler get bored and decide to cause a little trouble. They find a fireworks dealer, buy a bunch of firecrackers and bring them back to the beach. For the next few hours they amuse themselves by digging shallow holes, dropping the lit firecrackers into the holes and causing little “sand explosions”. The exploding fireworks send sand and small rocks flying for twenty-five feet in every direction. On one occasion, the force of the explosion was so great that it knocked a coconut off of a palm tree one hundred feet away. Unfortunately, Ross is napping under the palm tree and the falling coconut hits him in the head. If Ross sues Chandler and Monica for negligence and Judge Andrews is presiding over the case, Ross will most likely win:
True
False
Chandler and Monica are taking a walk along a pier overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Ross, a dare-devil bike rider, is doing tricks on his bicycle when he loses control of his bike, crashes into Monica and knocks her off of the pier and into the water. Monica cannot swim. Joey sees that Monica has fallen into the water and dives off the pier to save her. As Joey is pulling Monica to shore a large wave throws him against some rocks and Joey suffers a broken leg. If Joey sues Ross for negligence, Joey will probably:
Choice 1 Lose, because he did not have to try to save Monica
Choice 2 Lose, because Ross did not breach any duty to Joey
Choice 3 Win, because a rescuer is considered as much a foreseeable plaintiff as the original plaintiff
Choice 4 Win, because Ross was riding his bike on a pier meant for pedestrians

Chandler and Monica are taking a walk along a pier overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Ross, a dare-devil bike rider is doing tricks on his bicycle when he loses control of his bike, crashes into Monica and knocks her off of the pier and into the water. Monica cannot swim. Joey sees that Monica has fallen into the water and dives off the pier to save her. While Joey is pulling Monica to shore, he accidentally dislocates Monica’s shoulder. If Monica sues Ross for the injury to her shoulder, she will probably:
Choice 1 Lose, because Joey, not Ross, hurt Monica’s shoulder
Choice 2 Lose, because Joey did not have to save Monica
Choice 3 Win, because injuries suffered at the hands of a rescuer are foreseeable
Choice 4 Win, because Ross was riding his bike on a pier meant for pedestrians

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