Skip to comments.McDonald’s Ordered To Pay $27 Million For Teens’ Deaths
Posted on 07/31/2014 5:51:30 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
College students Denton Ward, 18, from Flower Mound, and Lauren Crisp, 19, of Dripping Springs, were killed shortly after stopping at a College Station McDonalds in the early morning hours of February 18, 2012.
Ward and another male friend were attacked in the McDonalds parking lot by a mob of 15 to 20 people.
When Wards friends, including Crisp, loaded into a car to rush him to the hospital, the driver ran a red light and they were involved in a crash with a pickup truck. Crisp was killed in the crash.
The teens families sued McDonalds, claiming that the restaurant neglected to provide late-night security even though police had been called more than 20 times that year to break up fights at that location.
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Sympathetic jury wanting to do “something” for the victims’ families...and lawyers going after the deepest pockets. This will be tossed, or greatly reduced, on appeal..
Wonder why McDonald?
Why don’t they sue the manufacturer of the pickup truck?
Who has the bigger pockets?
All the money in the world won’t bring someone back to life and it is a tragedy but at one point you have to ask yourself would any amount of security have thwarted a feral attack in this day and age? Probably not. Security guards aren’t respected. They’re barely a detterent.
I’d like to sue them over that crappy slop they sell as the Big Mac. Absolute worst burger of all the fast food chains.
I know there are some stupid, ignorant people in America, but after this verdict and the Ventura verdict, how in the hell do they continue to get twelve of them altogether, at one time?
I mean, these two verdicts take a leap of faith, a shot of something out of Harry Potter, and two HUGE blinders to get to these conclusions!
WTF is happening in America?!?!
How about the manufacturer of the traffic signal?
Simple solution, all McDs have to do is to have a sign declaring the store a “mob free” zone.
Easy, isn’t it?
Marcus Jamal Jones: Arrested
Hmmm...no photograph available or included in any of the stories about his arrest for the beating of Denton Ward. I wonder why that is?
>> Security guards arent respected. Theyre barely a deterrent.
That was the case 20 years ago at our nice suburban swim and tennis in a good neighborhood. Kids showing up to hang out and party in the parking lot would thumb their noses at a private security guard. They might mosey on, but they really weren’t worried about the guy.
Then we started hiring off-duty cops with arrest powers. First time he got crap from the kids he was running off (who had throw out a bunch of trash in the lot, breaking a bottle, and given the off-duty cop a FU, IIRC), a couple of them got arrested, mommy and daddy had to bail out the kiddies, and the problem stopped.
It’s the Moons fault. Didn’t provide enough evening light. Sue the moon.
The mentality is that anyone that has accumulated any wealth needs to be targeted for confiscation and punishment.
This mentality has become ubiquitous in our society, and yes, it’s because of liberals.
Are there no nightime cops on patrol in CS?
This makes me want to violate FR's profanity standards.
On the bright side, the damage is irreparable. Plus, the award will likely be reduced on appeal and, based on the sales of the book, it will amount to chump change for Chris Kyle's widow.
As conservative as Texas is, it still has a tort system that makes these illogical, “Jackpot” verdicts possible. As others have posted, you get a bunch of jurors who vote on emotion rather than logic and you end up with the absurd result that McDonalds is 97% liable and the actual murderers are 3% liable. Its not like this kid slipped on a wet floor and cracked his head open and died. He was killed. The only — only — way you get to a result of it being 97% McDonalds’ fault is if you permit people to simply assign blame based on ability to pay. Hell. Why not get a list of stockholders of McDonalds, find the richest ones, and sue them too. Why not award the family a billion dollars?
I’m waiting for the story of the employee, forced to be unarmed due to his/her workplace, “No Guns,” policy, robbed, beaten or killed while heading out to his/her car before or after work...
And the employer gets sued by the victim for removing his/her right to defend him/herself, and having inadequate security.
The big mac is OK, but that disgusting pink/orange/I-don’t-know-WHAT-color-it-is dressing/sauce/goop is just plain sickening.