In addition, the article mentions that McDonald's didn't warn consumers that the coffee could cause burns. To us, this is the most maddening statement in the entire summary, and it's the usual rationale behind lawsuits that we see as frivolous. It's coffee. Coffee is served hot. Really hot. Of course spilling really hot things on yourself can cause injuries. The implication that this woman somehow wasn't aware of these obvious facts is ridiculous, and it's the primary reason that we will continue to refer to this as a frivolous lawsuit.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
And Now For Something Completely Different
Not quite the usual skeptical blogging subject, but the 2% Company has a post that pretty much nails a defender of an archetypal frivolous lawsuit dead on.