Posts made in July 2016

Crying Over Spilled Coffee: How McDonald’s Served a Cup of Corporate Negligence

Crying Over Spilled Coffee: How McDonald’s Served a Cup of Corporate Negligence

There are few lawsuits as famous—or as misunderstood—as the “McDonald’s hot coffee case,” Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants. This case has been held out as the poster child for “frivolous lawsuits” and “runaway juries” since it was decided in 1994. Many people cannot comprehend why plaintiff Stella Liebeck would win her lawsuit at all, much less be awarded $2.86 million by the jury. Continue reading