Stella Liebeck vs. McDonald’s “The Coffee Case”

McFact #3: Stella Liebeck spent seven days in the hospital. She spent another three weeks recovering at home, where her daughter travelled to take care of her.

People like Stella Liebeck.

On the other hand, every corporation can be held accountable for its actions. No one is above the law. Even a little old lady can sue and win her case and maybe even force a company to change its practices for the better. After Stella Liebeck’s case was resolved, McDonald’s finally lowered the temperature of its coffee.

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McFact #6: Another McDonald's witness testified that they had received 700 complaints before Stella Liebeck's case. Stella Liebeck ended up in the emergency room with third degree burns on her legs and GENITALS!!! She needed skin grafts! A 79 year old woman. Yes, she spilled hot coffee on her lap. That’s a thing a lot of people do. Most of them don’t have to get fucking skin grafts after they spill coffee on themselves. The coffee wasn’t just too hot, it was WAY TOO FUCKING HOT! And McDonald’s had a history of people getting severely burned by their coffee and they had not changed their policies. They knew this sort of stuff happened.

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You know what, if people are gonna insist on running their mouths about Stella Liebeck and her suit with McDick’s, like uninformed goons, do yourselves a favor and watch the documentary, Hot Coffee. Get the actual story. Instead of keeping a lie from 20 years ago going. Poor woman was so so severely injured, and as a result was made a joke. I’m disgusted by this shit. And the people who always wanna talk about her don’t even know the facts. So watch that doc.

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The Stella Awards® were inspired by Stella Liebeck. In 1992, Stella, then 79, spilled a cup of McDonald's coffee onto her own lap, burning herself. A New Mexico jury awarded her $2.9 million in damages, but that's . Ever since, the name "Stella Award" has been applied to any wild, outrageous, or ridiculous lawsuits -- including some infamous !Back in February 1992, when Stella Liebeck ordered the 8-ounce cup of McDonald's coffee that would famously spill and turn her, briefly, into a court-made millionaire — until the amount, the video reports, was lowered to about $500,000 — we were not the coffee culture we would become.How about, for instance, Stella herself? Much of the coverage about Stella Liebeck hasbeen grossly unfair. When you have a more complete summary of the facts, you might changeyour mind about her. Or maybe not -- that's up to you. Did you know the following aspects ofthe Stella vs. McDonald's case?The world’s most infamous cup of coffee spilled on February 27, 1992 in Albuquerque, NM. Stella Liebeck, a 79-year-old grandmother, was a passenger in her grandson’s car when they drove through at a McDonald’s, and after she received her styrofoam cup of joe her grandson pulled the car forward and parked so Liebeck could mix in her cream and sugar.