As a connoisseur of hot-coffee cases, I'm always excited to see a court get one right. The Abnormal Use blog points us to Colbert v. Sonic Restaurants, No. 09-1423, 2010 WL 3769131 (W.D. La. Sept. 21, 2010). The plaintiff made the usual gamut of "design defect" and "failure to warn" claims, but the court wasn't buying it. Note that the plaintiff claimed to be injured by the coffee at Sonic Restaurants, yet another refutation of the trial-lawyer claim that Stella Liebeck's McDonald's coffee was unusually hot.
Gerald Colbert v. Sonic Restaurants hot coffee case
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