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Woman Sues Pizza Hut For Burnt Chin  
User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4169 times:

Yet another stupid, frivilous lawsuit. To sum up, the woman is suing Pizza Hut because her Stuffed Hot Peppers were, well, hot and when she bit into one, the hot cheese inside burned her chin. What a surprise!!!!!!

http://www.southflorida.com/news/sns...460724.story?coll=sfla-news-fringe

MxCtrlr  bouncy 


DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4161 times:

My gosh, that's even more pathetic than the lady that sued McDonald's when she spilled McDonald's coffee on herself and got burnt. Her argument was that the coffee was "too hot."

Some people are pathetic...  Yeah sure  banghead 



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4159 times:

The more i hear of these stories, it's not the people i dislike, it's the lawyers that take these cases on i truly despise.


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User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4151 times:

Actually, most of these suits get dismissed before ever getting to trial, because the judges realize how stupid they really are (or, in the case of the woman suing McDonald's for the hot coffee, she was also held, on appeal, partially responsible for her injuries).

Its basically another case of "Look at me! I'm an attention whore!"

MxCtrlr  bouncy 



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4133 times:

Quoting MxCtrlr (Reply 3):
Its basically another case of "Look at me! I'm an attention whore!"

No, it's basically someone looking for a cheap, unearned trip to Easy Street.

Lady buys something that is hot and pops, but she sues. Uh, OK.


User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4127 times:

With this kind of crap, they are going to have to start tatooing disclaimers in food coloring into each individual piece they sell, just to keep from getting sued by people like this!  banghead 

MxCtrlr  bouncy 



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4120 times:

I know that the woman who sued McDonald's won because that store had been warned before by city health inspectors. They told the McDonald's the coffee was too hot, but the store ignored them because they could get more coffee from the grinds by using warmer water.

I wonder if this case has any background like the McDonald's one. Unless there is that kind of disregard for the safety of customers, this suit should be thrown out.



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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4120 times:

Quoting BA (Reply 1):

My gosh, that's even more pathetic than the lady that sued McDonald's when she spilled McDonald's coffee on herself and got burnt. Her argument was that the coffee was "too hot."

Some people are pathetic...

Oh lord, here we go again. BA's yet another drone out there who blindly bought into the media garbage and the arguments of the morons toting "tort reform." The McDonalds hot coffee case was completely legit, BA. Do some actual research on it instead of buying into what you were spoonfed. Among other things, the coffee gave Liebeck (who contrary to media reports was a passenger in a stopped car being driven by her son) 3rd degree burns over her legs, thighs, groin, perineum, and genitals, causing her to be in the hospital for a year, requiring skin grafts and debridements, and two years of outpatient treatment. Liebeck originally asked McDonald's to cover her medical bills only but McDonald's turned her down, so she brought suit (again only for the cost of medical bills).

In discovery it was found that McDonald's had received hundreds of similar complaints about people getting burned and that McDonald's was well aware that its coffee was served at dangerously hot temperatures (180-190 degrees Fahrenheit - some 40 degrees hotter than any competitor) and that the rationale for doing so was to be able to render more coffee from fewer beans.

As an aside, here's what a 3rd degree burn looks like



I'm pretty sure that if that happened to you, you'd be filing suit as well.

[Edited 2005-11-30 04:35:04]


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User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4114 times:

Quoting BA (Reply 1):
My gosh, that's even more pathetic than the lady that sued McDonald's when she spilled McDonald's coffee on herself and got burnt. Her argument was that the coffee was "too hot."

That lawsuit was completely legitimate, and she won for very good reason. You have her to thank for McDonald's no longer deliberately serving coffee at a temperature too hot for safe consumption (which is why it burnt her - It was her fault to spill it, but if it hadn't been at a temperature McDonald's knew was unsafe, she would not have been as severely burned as she was).

As far as this one is concerned, we'll have to see how it goes before the courts.

JL



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3069 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4113 times:

Quoting BA (Reply 1):
My gosh, that's even more pathetic than the lady that sued McDonald's when she spilled McDonald's coffee on herself and got burnt. Her argument was that the coffee was "too hot."

No it's not.I heard today on the radio,that a man is suing,
who caused an accident,because the left turn light didn't
give him enough time.Another words,he ran a red light.
 crowded 



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4113 times:

Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 6):
They told the McDonald's the coffee was too hot, but the store ignored them because they could get more coffee from the grinds by using warmer water.

Maybe so, but the lady had the coffee out, LID OFF, BETWEEN HER LEGS, WHILE DRIVING. Why is Micky D's responsible for the idiocy of this woman.

A bullshit ruling to this day.


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4110 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 10):
Maybe so, but the lady had the coffee out, LID OFF, BETWEEN HER LEGS, WHILE DRIVING. Why is Micky D's responsible for the idiocy of this woman.

A bullshit ruling to this day.

Read my earlier post, Falcon. She wasn't driving and the car was stopped.



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineJoness0154 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 667 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4104 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 10):
Maybe so, but the lady had the coffee out, LID OFF, BETWEEN HER LEGS, WHILE DRIVING. Why is Micky D's responsible for the idiocy of this woman.

Agreed. To those of you that say "Well if it wasn't hot it wouldn't have burned her"

well

If she didn't have it between her legs off in a car with the lid off it wouldn't have burned her either.



I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4102 times:

Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 12):
If she didn't have it between her legs off in a car with the lid off it wouldn't have burned her either.

Which is why she was found 20% liable.



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineJoness0154 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 667 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4096 times:

I'd call it 50% liable, if not more than that. McDonalds won on appeal and she only got enough to cover her medical bills

Anyways, back on topic.

Are they going to rule that cheese was too hot for human consumption in this one?  Yeah sure



I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4091 times:

Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 14):
I'd call it 50% liable, if not more than that. McDonalds won on appeal and she only got enough to cover her medical bills

Swing and a miss. Again. The judge reduced the punitive damages awarded to Liebeck, McDonald's appealed but before it was heard it was settled out of court.



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4090 times:

Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 14):
I'd call it 50% liable, if not more than that. McDonalds won on appeal and she only got enough to cover her medical bills

The woman only asked for enough to cover her medical expenses. The jury awarded her much more because they were outraged at McDonald's arrogance in the matter.


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4089 times:

Quoting MBMBOS (Reply 16):
The woman only asked for enough to cover her medical expenses. The jury awarded her much more because they were outraged at McDonald's arrogance in the matter.

Bingo. IIRC, one of their arguments was that because she was 79 she didn't have much use for her genitals anymore. Who cares if those were burnt to a crisp?



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4084 times:

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 7):
I'm pretty sure that if that happened to you, you'd be filing suit as well.

In this case, my friend, the lady BURNED HER CHIN! I'll bet it didn't look like that.

Both are crap.

If people can't figure out something they bought that is supposed to be hot could burn them-but then blame someone else for, what is in effect, their own actions, then they're on the low end of the gene pool.


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4081 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 18):
If people can't figure out something they bought that is supposed to be hot could burn them-but then blame someone else for, what is in effect, their own actions, then they're on the low end of the gene pool.

But again, at least in the McDonald's case (we hardly know enough about the Pizza Hut case to fully pass judgment) the argument was that if McDonald's served its coffee at the temperature every other fast food chain in the nation served it at, Liebeck's injuries would have been lessened, if not eliminated altogether.



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4072 times:

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 19):
But again, at least in the McDonald's case (we hardly know enough about the Pizza Hut case to fully pass judgment) the argument was that if McDonald's served its coffee at the temperature every other fast food chain in the nation served it at, Liebeck's injuries would have been lessened, if not eliminated altogether.

It was still a ridiculous ruling and opened the door for any idiot American to attempt to sue big corporations for their own personal stupidity.



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4063 times:

Wasn't there a guy who sued a car manufacturer because he thought the cruise control of the car was an auto pilot or something like that and then crashed and actually won the case?


Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4058 times:

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 21):
Wasn't there a guy who sued a car manufacturer because he thought the cruise control of the car was an auto pilot or something like that and then crashed and actually won the case?

That's an urban legend.

http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/cruise.asp



Bad spellers of the world... UNTIE!
User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4052 times:

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 7):
I'm pretty sure that if that happened to you, you'd be filing suit as well.

No! Not if it's my fault. This lady is just a moron and does not want to take accountability for her OWN actions. Pathetic.

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 8):
That lawsuit was completely legitimate, and she won for very good reason. You have her to thank for McDonald's no longer deliberately serving coffee at a temperature too hot for safe consumption (which is why it burnt her - It was her fault to spill it, but if it hadn't been at a temperature McDonald's knew was unsafe, she would not have been as severely burned as she was).

Duh! All coffee is HOT be it 180 degress or 240 degres. Another moron with no brain and no personal accountability.

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 10):
Maybe so, but the lady had the coffee out, LID OFF, BETWEEN HER LEGS, WHILE DRIVING.

That's right she was another Darwin award winner.

They all cry and blame someone else for their own absolute stupidity.

This lady will probably win her suit too. Saving grace is the she and people like her sure did get a whole lot of pain.



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4051 times:

Quoting A332 (Reply 22):
Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 21):
Wasn't there a guy who sued a car manufacturer because he thought the cruise control of the car was an auto pilot or something like that and then crashed and actually won the case?

That's an urban legend.

http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/c...e.asp

Thanks for that  Smile



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25 Garnetpalmetto : I'll reserve judgment but suffice to say I find that rather hard to believe. Again, if the company had received hundreds of complaints from people wh
26 Post contains images Mdsh00 : I've burned the tip of my tounge drinking Starbucks before. I guess I should go and sue them. Either way, look next year for new "lawyer-proof" warnin
27 Post contains images Airlinelover : As requested.. Chris
28 Post contains images MxCtrlr : Yeah...Something stupid like "Caution: This hot pizza may actually be hot" It has always amazed me that on every McDonald's HOT Apple Pie has the war
29 Kevinl1011 : I'll betcha she had JUST polished off a six pack of Twinkies and became dillusional. And.....it was probably the "Meat lovers" pizza so all of that ho
30 Post contains images BA : I admit, I did not know the details, and you make a compelling argument, however suppose the coffee was at its normal hot temperature (and not at the
31 Post contains links and images ShyFlyer : That or Juan Valdez.
32 KiwiinOz : There is no way a stuffed pepper is gonna do that to her chin. I'm not sure which is more correct, the highly litigeous society, (like USA) or a much
33 Post contains images NWOrientDC10 : What's wrong with that? Maybe I wanna rid the gravy train, too lol Seasons Greetings Russell's Attorney
34 Garnetpalmetto : Read the post again, I posted the 3rd degree burn pic in reference to the McDonald's case, NOT the Pizza Hut case.
35 N1120A : Let me put it this way. I can sometimes be a bit of a clutz and have spilled coffee on myself at least once a week for the past 6 weeks (yes, I notic
36 Post contains images Kiwiandrew : you wouldn't win , drinking Star*ucks 'coffee' is accepted as proof of criminal insanity in most jurisdictions .
37 ZKSUJ : Man, this is hilarious. It's like the people who sued an airline for a hard landing. Ridiculous!!!
38 Post contains images Aloges : Interesting... I should consider sueing the supermarket that sold me the Lasagna that burnt a small part of my lower lip some time ago, shouldn't I?
39 Flyingbabydoc : What do they have to lose? As far as I understand it is a win-win situation for the attorney, he/she will get their fees no matter what the outcome i
40 MD11Engineer : Funny thing: If I prepare coffee or tea I use boiling water (100�C). If I prepare espresso I use even hotter water (due to it being under pressur
41 Halls120 : Even though she was a passenger, I concur. Back when my kids were young, we didn't the McD thing frequently. Even though their coffee sucks, if it wa
42 Ariis : I'm sure you and many others would review opinions if you saw the piles of money that could potentially be received with such a 'pathetic' move (in t
43 MD80fanatic : At 79, I doubt this was her first cup of McDonald's scalding hot coffee. Why on this occasion did she carelessly handle the cup? Failing memory perha
44 Halls120 : Now there you go again, injecting the foreign and abhorrent concept of personal responsibility. That is, like, so early 20th century. Don't you reali
45 Flyingbabydoc : How right you are! It never ceases to amaze me: baby rolls off the changing board because mom is talking on the phone: the blame lays on the board, b
46 Srbmod : I guess I can sue them for the cheese on the pizza being so hot that it burned and stuck to the roof of my mouth....... Instead of sueing McDonald's,
47 Post contains links and images Eaglekeeper101 : And now, the flip side of this debate (either that or some small hope that America might just survive this century) - the balloon accident at the Macy
48 UAL777 : You guys are coming down way to hard on the McDonald's lady. The post about the health department warnings is correct. in order to have a tort you mus
49 DucatiRacer : Not quite right, most plaintiff's counsel take cases on contingency, meaning they get nothing unless they win. If they win, they get a certain agreed
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