Rat: Judge Rat in session. How can I help you?
Man: Yeah. I spilled McDonald's coffe on myself and it was hot. I'd like to receive just compensation.
Rat: That seems fair.
Here is an in depth New York Times article about the McDonald’s coffee law suit.
It goes into detail of the suffering the plaintiff went through. The fact that McDonald’s maintained a policy of keeping the coffee heated at an extreme level event hough they knew it was dangerous. She was not the first person to be injured by the overheated coffee served by McDonald’s.