Video explains “the most widely misunderstood story in America”

Nearly 700 people had already been burned by the coffee at McDonald’s when an elderly woman “won the lottery” with 2nd and 3rd degree burns from a 190-degree cup of coffee. The New York Times revisits the famous lawsuit in this short video about the court case that became a punchline for jokes about injury lawyers… Learn More »

Personal attacks on injured people

I have been thinking about an editorial in Washington’s Herald. The writer, Scott North, discusses a couple of recent court cases the paper reported on, and how “immediate, bitter and personal attacks in the reader comments on HeraldNet” pushed a Washington family to drop a claim for damages after their son was injured in a… Learn More »

Frivolous Lawsuits in the News

A few months ago I blogged about the famous McDonald’s coffee case, one of the most recognized personal injury lawsuits in America. This story has been back in the news lately because HBO is airing a documentary called Hot Coffee. It was this case that led to the formation of a collective belief based on… Learn More »