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Introduction In week three we were provided with two scenarios and were asked to analyze the tort actions found in both. The first scenario involves fans and participants at a football game; including a father and son, and angry fan, stadium workers, and other spectators. Actions that transpire include the spilling of beer on one fan by another, a shove of one fan of anther, a fall, injury, yelling, and repercussions of the stated actions. The second scenario we analyzed took place in a restaurant where another chain of events occur including a customer biting down on a piece of glass, waiters bumping into each other, smoke inhalation by customers, and injuries caused in one way or another by the described events. In this paper we will identify the tort actions found in both scenarios, identify the potential plaintiffs, and identify the potential defendants and why they are each seen as a defendant. We will also examine the elements of the tort claims that constitute the plaintiff’s claim and the defenses that could be asserted by the defendants. We will also discuss how we believe the claims will be resolved by stating legal reasons for the answers.
Plaintiffs and Defendants: Scenario 1 Each scenario describes a chain of events that one would not typically imagine could happen throughout the course of a usual day, but seems to be possible. In each of these instances, there are acts that would lead to charges being filed in a court of law. The different people involved would have to present their sides of the situation as plaintiff and defendant. In the first scenario where Daniel and his son are trying to enjoy a day at a football game, there are different twists that lead to different people being the plaintiff and defendant and in separate instances ending up as both. To start, the quarterback is injured thus throwing an errant ball into the stands injuring a fan. The injured fan could file charges as the plaintiff.

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