The Cat in the Microwave? (Die Katze in der Mikrowelle?)
Patrick S. Ryan
Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - Interdisciplinary Center for Law and Information Technology (ICRI); Google Inc.; University of Colorado at Boulder, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program
Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft, Vol. 8, p. 598, 2003
This article (written in German) examines the origins of the mythical 'cat in the microwave' case that is so often discussed abroad. This case is, in reality, little more than a legal 'urban legend.' Other urban legends exist, such as the 'real' McDonald's Coffee Spill case, which was settled out-of-court and for which the true facts and outcome are not truly known. The authors propose alternatives for teaching of U.S. tort law abroad.
Note: Downloadable document is in German.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: Katze in der mikrowelle, poodle in der mikrowelle, hund in der mikrowelle, punitive damages, bmw v gore, mcdonald's coffee spill case, liebeck
JEL Classification: K13
Date posted: January 3, 2004