Woman Wins $100K in Hot Coffee Lawsuit Against Starbucks

May 19, 2017

A faulty cup lid is to blame

A jury in Florida has found Starbucks at fault for serving hot coffee in cups with faulty lids, according to a release from the plaintiff’s legal firm, Morgan & Morgan.

The suit centered around a Florida resident who ordered coffee at a Starbucks drive-thru in Jacksonville in 2014. When she received the order — a 20-ounce Venti Pike Place roast — through her drivers’ side window, the coffee cup lid popped off. The 190-degree liquid spilled all over her lap, giving her first- and second-degree burns.

The case was filed in