McDonalds Coffee Burn Case

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  1. O Face

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    I'm sure y'all have all heard about this case and how it is an example of the American civil justice system run amok. In fact, the case is not at all unreasonable given the facts. The Chamber of Commerce has distorted the facts of the case to serve their decades long campaign to limit jury awards in personal injury case -- in other words, to lower the liability businesses could expect to incur for their wrongful acts. Some facts of the case that are commonly omitted or distorted:

    (1) The plaintiff requested McDonald's simply pay her medical bills for the burn. McDonald's refused, leading to the lawsuit.
    (2) The plaintiff was not driving while drinking the coffee, she spilled it sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car.
    (3) McDonald's had over 700 complaints of customers being burned by the coffee, but McDonald's considered that a statistically insignificant number of complaints.
    (4) The jury awarded punitive damages equivalent to two days of coffee sales for McDonald's.
    (5) The Court reduced the award from 2.7million down to $600K.
    (6) The case was ultimately settled for about $500K.

    You should check out the burns on this poor little old lady.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/21/booming/not-just-a-hot-cup-anymore.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&



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  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    I saw pics of the burn once and they were horrific.
     
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    we would really need to see before pics of this old broad just to know that she wasnt already horrific.
     
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    zactly... it was a lot worse than the media made it sound.
     
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    Dude, I once was getting some Onion soup at New Seasons and I fucked up and dripped some of it onto my hand. I burned the living shit out of myself, easily the worst burn I've ever had. It was excruciating. That doesn't mean I can fucking sue New Seasons because I'm too big a dumbass to handle soup.
     
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    She'd be hot if she burned 5 more lbs of flesh off
     
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    Wut would Dave say about this? :dave:
     
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    Another ignorant libtard. She shouldn't have been awarded shit! Coffee's supposed to be hot! She was at fault unless one of the employees threw it on her, schmuck!
     
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    There is a pretty good documentary about it
     
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    Stern masterbates to Auschwitz shower pics :coffee:
     
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    You wanna know one of the reasons why things are so fucking expensive in this country? Because of litigious assholes like that and ambulance chasing lawyers!
     
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    How's your suit against photobucket coming?
     
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    You should only sue when you're truly wronged, shit mult.
     
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    you just can't stop talking about soup can you?
     
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    US Chamber of Commerce is a private organization