Assignment I- Case Brief: McCarty v. Pheasant Run , Inc. Essay
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Assignment I- Case Brief: McCarty v. Pheasant Run , Inc.
Prof Lindsey Appiah
October 28, 2012
Summary of Case
Mrs. Dula McCarty brought suit against Pheasant Run Inc. for negligence. In 1981, Mrs. McCarty was attacked by a man in her hotel room, beaten and threatened of rape. Mrs. McCarty ultimately fought off her attacker and he fled. The attacker was never identified nor brought to justice. Although Mrs. McCarty did not sustain serious physical injuries, she claimed the incident caused prolonged emotional distress which led to an early retirement. An investigation revealed that a sliding glass door, which was concealed behind curtains, was manipulated and enabled the attacker to gain entry into her hotel room. Mrs.…show more content…
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