Causes of action and defenses
For your final essay exam, you will research and discuss possible causes of action and defenses regarding an incident that occurred at the San Francisco Zoo on Christmas Day 2007. As reported in several articles, a female Siberian tiger was killed after fatally mauling a man and seriusly injuring 2 of his friends at the San Francisco Zoo on Christmas Day 2007.
The tiger killed 17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr. and injured his friends, brothers Paul and Kulbir Dhaliwal, and appeared to have escaped from her pen. The enclosure wall, which was lower than federal safety standards.
The AZA inspected the enclosure, built in 1940, 33 years before the incident as part of its regular accreditation program and did not note the wall as a deficiency in its report.
There are conflicting reports regarding whether Paul was intoxicated at the time and yelled and waved at the tiger.
Use the internet to find additional information regarding this incident. What causes of action do the Estate of Carlos Sousa, Jr. and Carlos parents have against the San Francisco Zoo (the Zoo)? Do they have any causes of action against the AZA? If so, what causes of action do they have against the AZA?
What defenses can the Zoo and/or AZA raise?
Use FIRAC and state the elements of each cause of action and defense followed by a citation to your legal authority immediately after stating the respective elements. Use the Bluebook to find out more regarding proper citation.
Your essay should be at least 4–5 pages, double spaced. …………… Added to cart