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Former Lawyer Uses Infamous “Hot Coffee” Case to Stir up

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | July 5, 2011

Products liability attorneys know all about the “hot coffee” case. It has been heralded as the quintessential example of a frivolous lawsuit. In 1994, a 79 year-old Texas woman sued McDonald’s after she spilled the entire contents of a Styrofoam cup of joe onto her lap. The details of exactly what happened have been muddled […]