In 1992, Stella Liebeck sued McDonald’s after receiving extreme burns from their hot coffee. She was awarded $2.9 million dollars for her injuries. A lot has changed for coffee drinkers since the lawsuit caused such an uproar. We are now presented with coffee cups that have small sip holes, eliminating the need to open the cup and reducing the potential for spills. Also available is that little cardboard thing that goes around the disposable cup so you can hold a cup of hot coffee without discomfort. It’s called the zarf. Learn more about how the recent changes made to our coffee cups since Liebeck v. McDonald’s: NYTimes.com If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of a company’s negligence, contact Finkelstein & Partners. We can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Written by Andrew Finkelstein | Last Updated: June 17, 2021