Hot coffee case

The Notorious Hot Coffee Case: A Look at the Entire Set of Facts

by Legal Author January 22, 2013 Personal Injury

(Guest blog post regarding the notorious US hot coffee case) On February 27, 1992, Stella Liebeck ordered a cup of coffee at a McDonald’s drive-through window. Ms. Liebeck accidentally spilled the coffee in her lap, and then sued McDonalds. At the conclusion of the trial, the jury awarded Ms. Liebeck $160,000 in compensation for her […]

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