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Ridiculous Lawsuits

2009_10_bk.jpgStop us if you've heard this before: A customer in a fast food drive-thru spills coffee on herself, and then decides to sue the restaurant—in this case, Burger King—for tens of thousands of dollars: "The employee 'knew or should have known that handing coffee in a paper bag was dangerous and it was the duty of said employee to use reasonable care,' according to the complaint. The lawsuit also claims the company and its employee should have known that 'the coffee's temperature was far above a reasonable temperature as is reasonable in the fast- food industry.'" [HR]