Year: 2013




“McDonald’s Coffee Case” . . . Again

“Stella Liebeck”: The woman who spilled McDonald’s coffee on herself. The “Stella Awards”: Awards given every year to mark particularly absurd lawsuits, named after her. “McDonald’s Coffee Case”: A term that has become shorthand for “our civil justice system is broken because people sue over events that were their own fault and make millions.” We’ve… read more


Do Personal Injury Lawsuits Make the World Safer?

Personal injury lawsuits are supposed to serve several different purposes: They’re supposed to compensate someone who was injured due to another person’s carelessness. They’re supposed to make the person who actually caused a loss to pay for that loss. They’re supposed to help prevent injuries from resulting in bankruptcy, if the injury was not your… read more