Burger King Settles Hot Coffee Suit

1 decade 2 years 7 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
Donna Aslanis sought damages in Greene County Circuit Court to pay for medical care and other costs. She had bought two cups of coffee at the drive-up of a Burger King in Rolla. Aslanis claimed she was burned when the cup's lid gave way as she tried to transfer the coffee to her own cup. The lawsuit alleged that Aslanis suffered severe burns on her legs, thighs, buttocks and genitalia. Terms of the settlement were not revealed. The case was similar to an early 1990s lawsuit against McDonald's. Initially the plaintiff was awarded nearly $3 million, but the verdict was significantly reduced during appeal.

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