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8-28-2010 @ 8:49AM
That coffee lawsuit that everyone uses as an example of a stupid lawsuit is actually a lot more interesting and had nothing to do with them suing because they wern't warned that "coffee was hot". They actually sued because the bottom of the cup MELTED in their hands and poured onto their lap.Then during the lawsuit some internal McDonalds memos got leaked somehow that proved they purposefully chose cheaper cups that could melt at coffee temperatures because the money they would save would outwiegh any potential claims that they could quickly settle.So instead of settling out of court for negligence or whatever they got taken to court for gross intentional negligence on a huge scale, that lady (and possibly some others) got huge wins and McDonalds lost even more money as the judge forced them to discard all the cheap crappy cups and buy ones that would not melt.
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