I need help with a Business Law question. All explanations and answers will be used to help me learn.
BUSINESS LAW 381 Assignment :
1. On November 1, 2015, Ralph was driving his automobile eastbound on Congress Parkway in Chicago when he became distracted by two people arguing on the sidewalk. This distraction resulted in Ralph running a stop light and striking a large tanker truck in the intersection causing a large explosion. The explosion killed Jim, the truck driver, Jose and Lou, the two people arguing on the sidewalk and caused John, a window washer, to fall to his death from his scaffold 6 blocks away. Discuss fully, any and all possible liability which may be found of Ralph to Jim, Jose, Lou and John.
2. On September 2, 2015 Mary and her son, Robert, went shopping for clothes at the local “Q’ Mart store. Once inside, Mary made numerous selections, placed them in her shopping cart and made her way through checkout paying approximately $800.00 for the merchandise. Unknown to Mary, however, was the fact that Robert, age 4, had taken 2 bags of
candy from a rack and placed them under his seat. After exiting the store, Igor, the Chief of Security for “Q” Mart grabbed Mary and Robert, threw them both to the ground kicked them in the head and placed them both under arrest. The police were called to the store where Igor stated that he saw Mary take the candy and hid it under her child. “Q” Mart also called the news media and took out ads supporting their position.
At criminal court the criminal case against Mary was dismissed when witnesses testified that Mary took no candy and knew nothing of what her 4 year old son had done.
Explain in detail what cause or causes of action Mary could file on her and Robert’s behalf.