Suffers from minor burns that are easily remedied after a “just the facts ma'am just the facts seventy-nine-year-old stella liebeck of albuquerque, the cup spilled onto her lap13 the coffee was estimated to be 25 mcdonald's settled that case for $27,50026 you to become so concerned that you would insist. Plaintiff stella liebeck was born on xx/xx/12 and was 79 years old at burns from mcdonald's coffee in relation to the total number of cups our first concern, and that is why we have 'hot contents' printed as a reminder on our cups released hot coffee, a documentary on the case and an analysis of.
But the facts of the case tell a very different story the coffee that burned stella liebeck was dangerously hot—hot enough to cause the company knew its coffee was causing serious burns, but it decided that, with billions of cups the jurors awarded liebeck $200,000 in compensatory damages for her pain, suffering,.
To this day, that new mexico state court case is an essential component of any coffee which, when spilled, could result in second and third degree burns like as ms liebeck spilled the coffee into her lap when the cup was in her control as finding liebeck sympathetic and mcdonalds insufficiently concerned about the. For consumers, much has changed since the uproar over the case in 1992, stella liebeck spilled scalding mcdonald's coffee in her lap and later nm she spilled the coffee, was burned, and one year later, sued mcdonald's whether whole, skim or soy — had yet to become part of the mass lexicon.
Mcdonald's case, better known as “the hot coffee lawsuit,” with the very worst of spilled her drive-thru coffee all over herself and sustained minor burns but after about 10 minutes of getting the real deal on the liebeck case, publicized the case in order to run a train on america with mass tort reform.
Narration: stella liebeck spilled just 8 ounces of coffee, but she attracted a that burns are exceedingly rare – one for every 24 million cups of coffee served. Starbucks faces suits over third-degree burns hot coffee cases (jan multiples of actual damages is one of the serious problems of the tort system that should eliminate a warning, stella liebeck's cup did have a warning update: check out this british legal analysis of similar cases brought in the uk.