Sunday, August 14, 2005

Legal: Guess what - Coffee is hot!

In a saga that has been going on for almost a year, a Russian woman is suing the McDonald's restaurant chain for a total of US$34,000.

The claim is the result of a cup of hot coffee, which she spilled on her hand while opening a heavy door of the restaurant and suffered skin burns as a result.McDonald's did not acknowledge its guilt and said that all cups, in which the corporation serves its hot drinks, contain an adequate warning written in Russian: "Caution, hot!"

The court ruled to suspend the hearing of the case indefinitely. However, an independent investigation of the accident will be conducted to estimate the risk of entering and leaving McDonald's restaurants.