Lesson 4 Discussion A
Thursday, 10 September 2020, 10:28 AM
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In this lesson you will begin to study negligence. As you will learn, to prove
negligence the plaintiff must show that the defendant owed a DUTY to the
plaintiff. That Duty may be a General Duty or a Special Duty. The standard for a
General Duty is to act as a reasonable person would under the same or similar
circumstances. What a reasonable person would do is a question for a judge or a
jury. However, we are all different people that grew up with different life
Evaluate one of the following fact patterns and explain why you think the
conduct is reasonable or unreasonable.
A. Debbie age 18 is walking quickly through the mall to meet her friend for
lunch. As she is walking, she is checking her Facebook account. Pam, age 85 is
walking slowly in front of Debbie. Debbie does not see Pam and knocks her
down, breaking Pam’s hip. Is walking and Facebooking reasonable conduct?