Aragon v. Mc Donald’s- Personal Injury: Premises Liability + Wrongful Death
A double murder at a macdonalds located in los angeles.
5 friends go to MacDonald’s at about 10:30 at night; they want to get coffee and the McDonalds employees unlock the door for them; while the friends are ordering food, an individual comes to the door and bangs it till the McDonalds emplyoees let them in. Meanwihle, there were also two security guards who were eating cheese burgers while all this was happening. They watched it happen.
After the man is let inside, he starts to taunt the 5 friends, and the security sits there. This individual goes to the bathroom, comes out, and taunts the friends even more. After the conflict is taken outside, the patronizing individual’s friend who was outside, pulls out their gun, and shoots two of the 5 friends who were at McDonalds, killing them.
The security guards are still at this point sitting and watching.
Is the McDonalds chain responsible for someone getting shot and killed outside their Restaurant while still on the restaurant’s premises? What can they do to prevent something like this from happening?