Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 14:19:20 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Warning about sticking ignition switches in some models

Bob wrote: > > On Tue, 17 Sep 2002 22:33:51 -0400, Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> wrote: > > >Even drinking a cup of coffee can be a distraction - just ask the lady who > >spilled the hot McDonalds coffee and got rich. > > Sorry, but I consider it my duty to enlighten folks as to the facts > whenever that story pops up. She did get some money. The final award, > after all was said and done, was $600K. However, the reason she won > the case was that MacDonalds had been sued twice previously over the > same matter. They were serving coffee at a temperature that was > around 160 degrees IIRC. This is hot enough to scald. The previous > two lawsuits had pointed this out to Macdonalds. Wow, quite right there Bob, I got it mixed up with the other McDonald case.

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