The McDonald’s coffee cup case from New Mexico some 20 years ago is often cited by folks alleging lawsuit abuse. What those folks do not know is the coffee was kept at a very high temperature (above 160 degrees) despite many complaints, the lady suffered third degree burns on her inner thigh and the McDonald’s representative who testified at trial came across as arrogant. There are many sources for my information on this case. See, for example, MGR law. Now, we see what happens when another large corporation is accused of serving much too hot coffee that is then spilled in someone’s lap. But, this time, perhaps the company, Starbucks, testified better. The jury returned a jury verdict of zero. See ABA Bar Journal report. And, this time, the coffee was free coffee for a law enforcement officer.