Hot coffee, steaming pile

"Here’s the real scoop on that infamous McDonald’s coffee case," writes Susie of the marquee "frivolous lawsuit" championed by those seeking to cap damages that ordinary citizens can demand from negligent corporations. The 79-year-old Republican woman, burned so badly she required skin grafts, attempted to settle out of court for medical expenses, but the fast food giant wasn't "Lovin' It." However: "Once in court, it was revealed that McDonald’s deliberately kept its coffee 20 degrees hotter than industry standards and was aware from 700 prior incidents that this practice could result in severe burns." (Suburban Guerrilla)

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