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1. What is the purpose of consumer protection laws? purpose of consumer protection laws is protect consumer rights, let consumers have legal weapons to defend their own consumption process.On the other hand also the constraints merchant's business ethics, to merchant malpractices.
2. Do you think McDonald’s has a duty to warn consumers of the dangers of eating its fast food? Do parents owe a duty to their children not to let them eat fast food too often? In my opinion, McDonald’s have duty to warn consumers of the dangers of eating its fast food, because a merchant who has morality should tell consumers the truth, and then let the consumers choose whether the consumption. This is a successful business enterprise.Conceal the facts only can let the merchant in trouble. Parents also owe a duty to their children not to let them eat fast food too often, because children eat fast food too often can cause overweight, malnutrition,etc. Children's health will be affected. So they need to let children know don’t eat fast food too often.
3. What would have been the effect on McDonald’s and other fast-food companies if the plaintiff had won her lawsuit against McDonald’s? Explain. If the plaintiff had won her lawsuit against, McDonald’s should make some new health food in the market, not always deep fried foods, like French fries. All of no health food will let children get fatter and fatter, more fruits and veg.,salad will be better.
Facts: A 19 years old girl sues Mcdonald's claiming they were the cause of her obesity.
Issue:Does Mcdonald's have duty to warn customers? RULE:No,they don't have the duty.
Analysis: Mcdonald's have no duty to warn customers because of this case and other threats of litigation. Fast food franchiser have introduced salad,lowfat foods and etc.
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