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Old September 28th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #260 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cwhatever View Post
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

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