Thursday, July 17, 2014

Woman Burned by McDonald's Hot Coffee, Then the News Media | Retro Report | The New York Times

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In 1992, Stella Liebeck spilled scalding McDonald's coffee in her lap and later sued the company, attracting a flood of negative attention. It turns out ther...




I'm glad they made this video. Even if you still think it's a frivolous lawsuit, at least you'll know the facts and know it's not as ridiculous as we were made to believe by the echo chamber. The facts are: She didn't make millions off of her own carelessness. She was given less than half a million to cover bills. She wasn't driving when it happened. Nobody in that car had any idea that it could be hot enough to cause that kind of burn (except McDonald's, who had previous cases, and thus, previous knowledge that it was possible), and they refused to stop serving it at a temperature that dangerous until forced to. With the facts, it's not so ridiculous. #x