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Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants, This case was also popularized as McDonald’s coffee case. This is perhaps a 1994 most renowned liability lawsuit, which became the flashpoint in the U.S. debate reform after a jury decided to award the plaintiffs the amount of $164,000.00 just for medical expenses. Another 2.7 million were added to pay for in punitive damages. Mrs. Stella Liebeck was awarded this amount of money, because she had suffered 3rd degree burns in her pubic region when the coffee she bought from McDonald’s restaurants was spilled on her laps.

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Strayer UniversityAssignment # 4Products Liability Research PaperFeliciano SenaDr. Mark DavisLeg 500Law and Ethics in the Business EnvironmentAssignment #4Spring 2012Leg 500- Law and Ethics in the business Environment.Product Liability Research Paper:Select a Company that has been the subject of a product liability lawsuit in the last five (5) years.Liebeck v. McDonalds Restaurants, This case was also popularized as McDonalds coffee case. This is perhaps a 1994 most renowned liability lawsuit, which became the flashpoint in the U.S. debate reform after a jury decided to award the plaintiffs the amount of $164,000.00 just for medical expenses. Another 2.7 million were added to pay for in punitive damages. Mrs. Stella Liebeck was awarded this amount of money, because she had suffered 3rd degree burns in her pubic region when the coffee she bought from McDonalds restaurants was spilled on her laps.As we all know McDonalds is one of the most famous chains of fast food restaurants around the world. The trial judge assigned to this famous case reduced the final decision (verdict) was adjudicate to a group of judges and the parties, and the amount of dollars paid was confidential, before an appeal was decided.This case was commented by a great deal of people as a good example of frivolous litigation, For example the ABC News named this case the poster child of excessive lawsuits. Some others found it to be a meaning

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