Lucky Cow by Mark Pett

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  1. perceptor3

    perceptor3 said, about 3 years ago

    Watch it, Claire, you may be the first to go. . .

  2. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl said, about 3 years ago

    “Think of it as evolution in action.”

  3. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, about 3 years ago

    Clare, for the fist time I agree with you 100%. Try to get the ones too young to breed.

  4. takiniteasy

    takiniteasy said, about 3 years ago

    Yeah, McDonald’s put a “HOT” caution on their coffee cups now. Too little, too late for old lady Whatzername but the old lady made a tidy bundle.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 3 years ago

    Actually no. After getting 3rd degree burns from a coffee that was at 212 F (!) the money was reduced. I don’t think she got enough to pay the medical bills.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 3 years ago

    Also you expect a predator to hunt you in a forest. You don’t expect clear water to be a hazard on a floor. Negligence can lead to being sued.

  7. burleigh2

    burleigh2 said, about 3 years ago

    @takiniteasy

    No, they put it on there BECAUSE of her.
    And as opposed to Night-Gaunt49, I don’t believe the coffee was any hotter than normal (and she did get quite a few million), but I’m sure the “urban folklore” has done some work to the story over the past decade or two. ;-)

    BTW, if it was 212 F, that is the boiling point of water so it would have been bubbling on it’s own if it were that hot.

  8. burleigh2

    burleigh2 said, about 3 years ago

    Yep, found it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck_v.McDonald%27s_Restaurants#Trial_andverdict
    “During the case, Liebeck’s attorneys discovered that McDonald’s required franchisees to serve coffee at 180–190 °F” (and has since been lowered)
    “…a jury awarded $2.86 million to a woman who was heavily burned by hot coffee…”

    McDonalds initially offered her only $800 (which wouldn’t cover medical bills), but she brought them to court and got MUCH more than her medical bills cost.

  9. Neo Blakkrstal

    Neo Blakkrstal said, almost 3 years ago

    Oh yes, by all means, let’s idiot proof the world so we can continue to dumb down our gene pool. After all, ignorant people are much more compliant.

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