Originally Posted by TeJay
You know it's really to bad that we have to live with the results of having to many lawyers with nothing to do. I wonder just how much it cost the consumer for McDonald's to warn us that the coffee is hot???? I thought that was pretty obvious already.
Actually, the reason that case was a case is because McD's was SUPERHEATING their coffee. Normal coffee is served about 140 degrees. McD's served their's closer to 200. She had third degree burns - something one normally wouldn't expect from spilled coffee. And further, the jury award was based on JUST the profits from 1-2 DAYS of coffee sales for McD's. McD's could have avoided the whole thing by just plainly stating on their cups - hey, this is much hotter than normal coffee, so heads up.
Anywho, we run our fridge off the battery when traveling, as the battery is recharged by the engine. Took us 6 trips to discover that though, thanks again to our dealer's thorough walk-thru.