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Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the money!

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Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the money!

Saw this on reddit. Very interesting, especially the following things...


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    Seems like we have gone back and forth about why this is or is not an example of people suing for nothing and getting a big pay day. Looks like this was quite legit, eh?
    Old 12-23-13, 12:19 PM
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    As we learned from the Kennedy assassination thread, facts have nothing to do with the truth.
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    She still had some culpability. It's not like McDonalds reached into the car and poured lava-hot coffee on her lap.
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    Old news. I learned about that years ago.

    Basically, McDonald's failed the asshole test.
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    I love coming to this forum to discuss important breaking news!
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    There's a documentary about this. It's on Netflix Instant.

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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    She's a little old lady. I'm glad she won.

    But holy shit those are some serious burns!

    What the fuck did McDonald's put in that cup...lava?
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    There have been a several, and I mean a lot, of articles and documentaries written about just that. I've even seen picture of her burned crotch. It's bad. I'm on a retainer with my psychiatrist.
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    I'm not watching until you make the video embed large enough to see.
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    Originally Posted by kvrdave View Post
    Seems like we have gone back and forth
    Yes, yes we have.
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    I love coming to this forum to discuss important breaking news!
    I sure hope they find that poor Lindbergh baby. My thoughts and prayers are with Charles and his wife.
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    I still have very little pity for her. Coffee is supposed to be hot. She put the cup between her legs. The argument that she wouldn't have gotten as burned doesn't fly with me. She was a dumbass.
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    Finally someone else who is bored at work today!!
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    Originally Posted by jjcool View Post
    I still have very little pity for her. Coffee is supposed to be hot. She put the cup between her legs. The argument that she wouldn't have gotten as burned doesn't fly with me. She was a dumbass.
    You don't think that the hotter the coffee, the more serious the burns?

    There is a difference between "my this is a little hot" to "holy shit the flesh is falling off my leg", isn't there?
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    So what's Connie Chung up to these days, and how's she looking?
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    She's 67 and looks like she's 67 with some plastic surgery.

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    She did some work at Harvard and I think is retired now.
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

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    So what's Connie Chung up to these days, and how's she looking?
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    ^

    Connie is living off that "You ARE the father..." money.
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    Originally Posted by jjcool View Post
    I still have very little pity for her. Coffee is supposed to be hot. She put the cup between her legs. The argument that she wouldn't have gotten as burned doesn't fly with me. She was a dumbass.
    the coffee was served at 190 degrees F, hot enough to cause 3rd degree burns
    What if it happened to your mother? Or Daughter? Or Wife? Or Boyfriend? lol

    Would you happily say "well honey, you had the coffee in your lap so deal with the consequences of 3rd degree burns".
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    Actually that video made me feel she was even more culpable for the accident because I didn't know she was pulling the lid off when she spilled the coffee. I thought the lid had not been properly secured by McD's and that's why it spilled.
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    Originally Posted by jjcool View Post
    I still have very little pity for her. Coffee is supposed to be hot. She put the cup between her legs. The argument that she wouldn't have gotten as burned doesn't fly with me. She was a dumbass.
    Yes, coffee is hot. But this coffee was way above what it should have been.
    This is a fault of McDonald's. What if she had not put it in her lap but DRANK that hot lava ? She could have suffered more damage than what she got on her legs. McDonald's is lucky she didnt drink it first.
    Would it still be her dumbass fault for drinking the coffee ?
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    You gotta sip that shit.
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    Originally Posted by VHS? View Post
    Yes, coffee is hot. But this coffee was way above what it should have been.
    This is a fault of McDonald's. What if she had not put it in her lap but DRANK that hot lava ? She could have suffered more damage than what she got on her legs. McDonald's is lucky she didnt drink it first.
    Would it still be her dumbass fault for drinking the coffee ?
    Still her fault. If McDonalds would have spilled it on her then I can see how it is not her fault. SHE spilled it. It begins and ends there.
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
    Still her fault. If McDonalds would have spilled it on her then I can see how it is not her fault. SHE spilled it. It begins and ends there.
    Right. And a jury pool and entire court system agreed with your nuanced and well formulated argument....
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    Re: Remember the gal that sued McDonald's over the hot coffee? She did deserve the mo

    No no accountability on McDonald's part for serving boiling coffee ?

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