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]