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#335198 - 01/21/11 02:21 PM Re: 'Pending Lawsuit' [Re: jakewash]
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Originally Posted By: jakewash
Spill your own coffe you just made on yourself would you sue the coffee maker company, the manufacturer of the coffe cup you used for not printing a warning on the side etc.? Seems frivolous to me. Coffee is hot and and as some of the links from the wiki show properly brewed coffee is at a temp that will give 3rd degree burns no matter where you get it.


I agree. Coffee should be brewed anywhere between 88°C - 95°C which is very close to the boiling point of water. It can give you 3rd degree burns. Coffee is supposed to be a hot drink and it is of no surprise the consequences of it spilling on you.

I just don't feel sorry for stupid people and that they should not benefit off of something like this. She was stupid enough to put a hot drink in between her legs and was clumsy enough to spill it on herself. I am in the frivolous camp on this one. Though, I am not surprised with the lawsuits you hear about in the American justice system. There are a lot more frivolous cases out there than this one.
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#335199 - 01/21/11 02:22 PM Re: 'Pending Lawsuit' [Re: medic8r]
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I guess that means I shouldn't install that boxing glove on a spring in my mail box then.

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#335201 - 01/21/11 02:31 PM Re: 'Pending Lawsuit' [Re: CatBrat]
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Just checked my own coffee maker and the temp is 170deg which is more than enough to give 3rd dgree burns in a matter of seconds, not much different than Mcdonald's. Look out Braun I feel a lawsuit coming on.
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#335202 - 01/21/11 02:37 PM Re: 'Pending Lawsuit' [Re: jakewash]
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It's amazing when you look at the outrageous claims, via advertising, made by companies back in the 40's and 50's. There must have been potentially hundreds if not thousands of lawsuits just waiting to be...umm...lawsuitified in them times.
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#335203 - 01/21/11 02:39 PM Re: 'Pending Lawsuit' [Re: jakewash]
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We are able to adjust the temperature of the coffee on our Cuisinart coffee maker, the lil' missus has it set for 190° ... maybe I'll sue her if I ever burn myself.
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#335204 - 01/21/11 02:41 PM Re: 'Pending Lawsuit' [Re: RickF]
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190°F - 200°F is the optimal water temperature you want for brewing coffee.
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#335205 - 01/21/11 02:42 PM Re: 'Pending Lawsuit' [Re: RickF]
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Yah. Good luck with that Rick. You'll be suing the frying pan manufacturer right after you tell her. laugh
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#335215 - 01/21/11 03:35 PM Re: 'Pending Lawsuit' [Re: Adrian]
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Actually, this dumbass was heading back to the "gene pool" and ended up in a fountain. Stupid is as stupid does grin

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#335216 - 01/21/11 04:07 PM Re: 'Pending Lawsuit' [Re: medic8r]
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Originally Posted By: medic8r
I originally thought the McDonald's case was frivolous, but when I heard the facts a few years back, I changed my mind. Serving coffee at 185 degrees is reckless endangerment, IMHO. Asking for trouble.


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#335229 - 01/21/11 05:18 PM Re: 'Pending Lawsuit' [Re: danmagicman7]
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