Re: Man calls 911 because BK doesn't have lemonade
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I agree that this guy is pathetic, but the lady from the McDonald's case isn't as bad as people make her out to be. The coffee she was served was at 180 degrees, a temperture which is unsafe for human consumption, and would quickly cause the type of burns for which skin grafting is necessary. In fact, she received third degree burns to her vaginal area, perineum, and anus. McDonalds had received over 700 complaints regarding customer burns over the past ten years, but evidently concluded that the coffee sales generated by the higher temperature (thus more aroma) more than justified the cost of settling any potential lawsuits. The plaintiff offered to settle for a medical fees--$20,000--and an agreement to turn the coffee temperature down (and later for $30,000, $200,000, $300,000--including her legal fees for fighting a big corporate plaintiff), but McDonalds refused. When the case went to the jury, the jury awarded her costs ($200,000) plus an amount equal to two days off coffee sales for McDonalds: $2,7 million.
I'm not suggesting that many cases are frivilous and a waste of money, I'm just suggesting that the "McDonalds" "Stella" case isn't one of them. I always feel the need to share the underlying facts.
And yes my first post was both off point and in defense of the McDonalds coffee lady.
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