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Starbucks has been ordered to pay a Florida woman $100,000 after she suffered first- and second-degree burns from their coffee, her lawyers announced. Joanne Mogavero, 43, endured permanent scarring after the lid on a venti-sized Pike Place coffee popped off at a Jacksonville drive-thru window in 2014. The slip led to the scalding, 190-degree beverage to pour on her lap, her attorneys said in a statement. The lid “was either not attached properly or was defective,” her lawsuit said, according to a copy that HuffPost obtained.
During trial, a Starbucks representative reportedly testified that the company receives 80 complaints a month about lids coming off and leaking like this. Despite this amount, they said it “would not be relevant” to warn customers of this risk, Mogavero’s lawyers said
According to a USA Today Article dated 2006, they sell over 4 Million cups of coffee a day. In 10 years time i think it's safe to say you can double that amount with the growth the company has had.
Another article written in 2013 says individual stores sell 1500 cups of coffee per day
My client didn’t want sympathy from the jury — she wanted justice — and the jury gave it to her with its verdict
originally posted by: TobyFlenderson
a reply to: TinySickTears
It's quite possible that the burns were on her genitals given where people without cup holders often place their cups. I wouldn't cry for Starbucks, I think they can afford it.
originally posted by: DarkvsLight29
That is quite a lot of cash and you could be right about her still drinking at Starbucks, after all she did just get a pay out from them, mind you she probably wouldn't want to spend on the place she received from, they might want there money back lol.
originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: scraedtosleep
dude a person can not be responsible for their actions these days
probably put the coffee between her legs to grab her s6 to tweet about her grande mocha latte with stevia and than BAM BITCH.......burns on the monkey
thats a possibility