There was a lot of hype about the mcdonalds hot coffee lawsuit, especially by john stossel at abc news no one is in favor of frivolous cases and outlandish results, however, it is important to understand some key points that were not reported in the stories about the case. An elderly woman is burned when she spills a cup of hot coffee on her get a print subscription to reader's digest and instantly enjoy free digital access on a 2013 documentary about the case we wrote a letter to mcdonald's asking them to check the temperature of the coffee and to. In 1992, 79-year-old stella liebeck was a passenger in a car that was stopped in the parking lot of the mcdonald's where she had bought the coffee. The same principle governed the mcdonald's coffee case coffee is hot unless you're ordering an iced coffee, odds are that you want your coffee to be hot original question: how did mcdonalds lose the hot coffee lawsuit.
One of my pet peeves as a trial lawyer is the misconception that people still have, many years later, about the infamous mcdonald's coffee case based on what i believe was slanted coverage by the media in favor of big business and against trial lawyers, the case became the poster child for. A look at the infamous mcdonald's hot coffee case, theories of liability, and more. Products liability law: explaining the mcdonald's coffee case find out more about this topic, read articles and blogs or research legal issues, cases, and codes on findlawcom. Liebeck v mcdonald's restaurants , also known as the mcdonald's coffee case and the hot coffee lawsuit , was a 1994 product liability lawsuit that became a flashpoint in the debate in the united states over tort reform although a new mexico civil jury awarded $286 million to plaintiff stella. It was the 1994 jury verdict that was used as a justification for twenty years of tort reform special interest groups used the mcdonald's hot coffee jury verdict to justify changes in our legal system -- changes supposedly needed to stop runaway juries but was the mcdonald's jury really a.
Hot coffee reveals what really happened to stella liebeck, the albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued mcdonald's, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention. Hot coffee case prior to class and formed an opinion about it3 the lead author of this pedagogical note has used the mcdonald's hot coffee case to teach critical thinking skills in her legal studies classes partly. Corporatemcdonaldscom /mcdhtml wwwmcdonaldscom /us /en-ushtml mcdonald's has been involved in a number of lawsuits and other legal cases in the course of the fast food chain's 70-year history many of these also known as the mcdonald's coffee case. Most people don't know the whole mcdonald's story in this post, we'll clear-up some misconceptions about this infamous case.
Mcdonalds' hot coffee case - read the facts not the fiction provided by the center for justice & democracy, new york city the mcdonald's coffee case.
First entering the public consciousness in 1994, the stella liebeck trial, known as the mcdonald's hot coffee case, has become such a fixture of litigation lore that many are unaware of the basic facts of the case, or even where and when it was tried litigated and reported upon before the rise of. The new case was filed by paulette carr, who said she was injured jan 12, 2012, after ordering the coffee at the drive-through window of a mcdonald's on sepulveda boulevard in van nuys. A woman who sued mcdonald's over a spilled cup of coffee faces fraud charges, with prosecutors alleging that she faked evidence that she was seriously burned selena edwards, 38, of victorville, california, is charged with 21 felony counts of insurance and worker's compensation. Taking the lid off the mcdonald's coffee case october 21,2013 tease: date: august 18, 1994 archival (cbs news, 8-18-94): connie chung: in albuquerque, new mexico, an elderly woman was severely burned when she spilled a cup of mcdonald's coffee in her lap archival (nbc news, 8-18-94): jane.