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Subject:  Re: Hot Coffee Date:  3/1/2013  3:46 PM
Author:  xLife Number:  418734 of 508550

PS: A Bunn coffeemaker brews coffee at 150 degrees. Given the "scalding scale" runs from 140-190, and follows an asymptotic trajectory upwards, 185 is pretty significantly irresponsible.

It's interesting that this McDonald's coffee case has entered urban folklore as an example of a frivolous law suit and outrageous jury rewards.

In my b-school business law course it was presented as a cut-and-dried, textbook case of corporate irresponsibility and liability. McDonalds knew its coffee was being served dangerously hot, had settled bunches of lawsuits and still required franchises to serve scalding coffee.
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