The McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuits Just Keep on Coming

February 15, 2016

An attorney claims the company is putting profits over people.

Coffee is intended to be served very hot, something that any reasonable adult should be well aware of. And yet, that hasn’t stopped a steady stream of people from suing restaurants over the temperature of their caffeinated beverages.

The most famous of these is a 1993 lawsuit filed against McDonald’s by a senior citizen named Stella Liebeck, who was awarded nearly $3 million after suffering severe third-degree burns from a cup of coffee that spilled in her lap. Since then, the company has paid out piles of money in numerous…