Discussion 1: Strict Liability for Abnormally Dangerous Activities” Please respond to the following:
- To support a strict liability claim, the plaintiff must show that the defendant’s activity should be classified as abnormally dangerous. Does the plaintiff also have to provide evidence to prove that the defendant, who was engaging in an abnormally dangerous activity, was at fault? Explain the reasons why or why not.
Analyze the Restatement’s six factors that are to be considered in determining whether or not an activity is “abnormally dangerous” to determine whether or not public displays of fireworks justify the imposition of strict liability. See Klein v. Pyrodyne Corp. at 117 Wash. 2d 1, 810 P.2d 917 (1991) and at p. 666 of your text.
Discussion 2: Products Liability”
- The estate of Roseanne sued M.F. Pitt Tobacco Co. claiming that she died of lung cancer caused by cigarette smoke. Roseanne was not a smoker, but her estate claimed that she was injured by breathing “environmental tobacco smoke” coming directly from the cigarette into the air or exhaled by nearby people who smoked.
Discuss whether or not Roseanne should be considered as a “bystander” or as a “user” of the product, and what resulting duty if any, was owed to her by the cigarette manufacturer. See MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co. at 217 N.Y. 382, 111 N.E. 1050 (1916) and at p. 676 of your textbook.
Determine if the injured party should recover damages from the manufacturer in the stated example and state your
President Nixon and Watergate” Please respond to the following: (Note: Please respond to one  of the following two  bulleted items in a primary posting of at least 125 words. In addition, please make a substantive comment to one  of your classmates.)
- From the scenario, give a brief summary of Richard Nixon’s involvement in the Watergate Scandal. Explain whether or not you believe that his eventual resignation from office was necessary. Justify your response.
- Suggest a better way that Nixon could have responded when he learned about the break-in at the Watergate Hotel’s Democratic headquarters. Provide a rationale for your response.