Another Woman Is Suing McDonald's Over Hot Coffee, Here's Why We Shouldn't Demonize Her

Back in the 1990s, a 79-year-old owman sued McDonald's because she spilled coffee on herself. Now it's happening again and we shouldn't jump to conclusions like last time.

Remember in the 1990s when there was a frenzy over the woman who received almost $3 million in a lawsuit because she spilled her McDonald's hot coffee on herself? Well, it looks it might happen again.

The Los Angeles Times reports a woman is suing McDonald's for injuries she says she received from a hot coffee from the food-chain giant.

In retrospect the 1990s ruling was "one of the most widely misunderstood stories in America." That's how the case was described it in a recent short documentary by the New York Times (see below). The coffee was so hot, that it caused the 79-year-old Albuquerque woman to go into shock and she suffered third degree burns. At the time, she was vilified for suing McDonald's, but as the video shows below, she had ever right to.


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