Originally Posted by cwhatever
Also why put CAUTION HOT on a cup of coffee?
Because a little old lady won $160,000US in compensatory damages and $2,700,000US in punitive damages (a total of $2,760,000US) after a cup of hot coffee from a McDonald's drive through window lost its lid and spilled all over her, causing severe burns. Most warnings and disclaimers are there as a direct result of a lawsuit, frivolous or otherwise.
Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants