Burned by McDonald’s Hot Coffee, Then the News Media

The New York Times  Report

Published on Oct 21, 2013

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In 1992, Stella Liebeck spilled scalding McDonald’s coffee in her lap and later sued the company, attracting a flood of negative attention. It turns out there was more to the story.

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3 responses to “Burned by McDonald’s Hot Coffee, Then the News Media

  1. I am guilty of having laughed about this. I am sorry. The coffee was over 200F, about 30F hotter than home drip coffee makers. It WAS too hot. That poor woman.

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    • I had no clue. I was shocked. Very disturbing.

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      • I remember when it happened and thought, from what I heard on news that it was a frivolous suit. I had no idea she was so terribly injured. I do know that when surgeons require one to sign a limit to the $ amount one would suit for in mal-practice it scares th&*(^ out of me. I have never thought mal-practice suits were frivilious. Sometimes mis-directed or ill informed by ambulance chasers. The later is what I thought the hot coffee suit was, then. I do remember say things like that, then, but I also remember being amused that someone complained that the hot coffee was hot. The public was never informed than the damages were reduced either. 😦

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