Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Lid Was Faulty?

A man is filing a lawsuit against Starbucks for giving him a tea that was "overly hot" and that wasn't lidded properly. Sound familiar at all? This so reminds me of one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes, the one where Kramer sues a coffee chain because he spilled a hot cafe latte on himself. Did this guy and his lawyer run "tests" on the lid, like Jackie Chiles did?

But in all seriousness, these kinds of lawsuits piss me off. All these do is make it easier for conservatives and pro-business politicians to pursue "tort reform" and make it harder for us to pursue legitimate courses of action against companies engaged in wrongdoing. And it says on every Starbucks cup that what's inside the cup is extremely hot.

Read about it here.

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