brisketboy All that aside, what annoys and irritates me is that we are becoming a nation of litigants and it all began with the twelve idiots that awarded the nitwit that spilled hot coffee in her lap an obscene amount of money for just being stupid.
Ah, the skill of McDonald's spin doctors. The suit was legitimate, but a bunch of lies were spread about it. The coffee was dangerously hot (much hotter than coffee is conventionally served) and hotter than the cup was rated to hold. McDonald's had been warned about it from lesser injuries (the woman in question needed skin grafts). Internal memos showed that the coffee was purposefully overheated to hide the cheap coffee they used. And a number of lies were spread; for example, contrary to McDonald's spin doctors, the woman was not driving, she was not even in the driver's seat, and the car was not moving when the accident took place.
Oh, and finally, she didn't even receive enough to pay for her medical bills.