McDonald’s Sued Over Hot Coffee. Yes, Again

Times used to be, someone would bring up a lawsuit over hot McDonald’s coffee and we’d all sagely nod our heads and intone, “Ah yes, That One Famous Case 20 Years Ago.” But lately it seems what old is new again, as another Mickey D’s customer is suing the chain saying she was burned by hot coffee at an L.A. location.

It’s not like this is the very first time hot coffee since that first big case — there was this lawsuit from 2010, a case involving a toddler in 2012 and in somewhat related liquids, this hot chocolate suit.

The newest case also happened in 2012, when the plaintiff said she was injured two years ago after ordering coffee at a McDonald’s drive-thru, reports the Los Angeles Times. She’s blaming the lid’s fit, or lack thereof, and is seeking unspecified monetary damages.

“The lid for the hot coffee was negligently, carelessly and improperly placed on the coffee cup … resulting in the lid coming off the top of the coffee at the window, causing the hot coffee to spill onto the plaintiff,” the lawsuit says.

We imagine any conversations regarding hot liquids go a little something like this:

L.A. woman sues McDonald’s over hot coffee, 20 years after huge verdict [Los Angeles Times]

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  1. CzarChasm says:

    The first hot coffee lawsuit was pretty valid and is frequently taught in law schools, along with the hairy hand case, any of the lawsuits since, not so much.

  2. EducationalGeek says:

    These lawsuits and others like them need to be thrown out and the plaintiffs pay for the waste of everyone’s time. If you are really that stupid and don’t understand that it is a HOT beverage then you don’t deserve to be out in the world. Same goes for the dumbass woman who said on a black marble bench in shorts in the middle of summer and burned the back of her legs. You shouldn’t get paid for being a stupid person.

    • PhillyDom says:

      And of course, you would just drop it if you thought you were injured by someone’s negligence, right?

      I thought not.