The McDonald’s Coffee Case in 1994

The story of a woman who sued McDonald’s over hot coffee – and won – is one of the most famous legal cases in recent history. The media portrayed 81-year-old Stella Liebeck’s case as absurd, and public opinion followed the same thought pattern. However, there is more to this case than most people know.

What Really Happened?

The situation happened at a McDonald’s in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1992. Liebeck spilled hot coffee from the fast food restaurant on her legs while in the car – that part is well-known. Two years later, the court ruled in favor of Liebeck and she was awarded $2.9 million. To learn Liebeck’s full story, and to finally hear the facts in the case, visit this link or watch the video below.

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