re-Introducing Tort Reform Champion Stella Liebeck

You may know her as the crazy old lady who sued McDonalds for millions because she spilled hot coffee on herself. She has been used over and over again as the perfect example of why we need laws that prohibit people from suing major corporations.

I was recently surprised to see the following pictures of her actual wounds inflicted by the infamously hilarious hot coffee story.

Turns out over 700 people had previously complained to McDonalds about injuries received due to the temperature of their coffee. McDonalds chose not to change the temperature until Stella’s case made them reconsider.