1. A group of guests from another country stayed for five days at a large and prestigious Chicago hotel. On the last day of their stay, they decided that the service was inadequate. They demanded the manager of the hotel to refund their money. The manager refused. The rowdy group threatened the staff and the manager. The group forced the manager into his office and refused to allow the manager to leave. Does the doctrine of respondent superior provide a claim for the manager and his staff against the hotel for the guests’ conduct? 2 .Peter and his wife are hosting a barbeque at their home for the neighbors. As usual, Peter is late coming home from work. Since his neighbors have already arrived and are in the backyard, Peter rushes out to the grill on the deck and throws on an immense amount of lighter fluid onto the grille, thinking it will speed up the grilling process. He doesn’t realize that the can of lighter fluid has several leaks, and when he lights the fire, fire shoots out of the grill. His neighbor, Charles, suffers burns on one-third of his body. Charles wants to file a lawsuit. Who should he sue? What would his grounds for a lawsuit be?
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