A customer sued a dry cleaner for $54 million over a missing pair of pants. What other stupid lawsuits have you heard of?
I agree that the $54 million pant lawsuit is ridicules, but many lawsuits are misconstrued in the media to make them sound ridicules. For example, remember the infamous person got burned by McDonald’s coffee case? That is played up as the poster child for frivolous lawsuits, yet was far from frivoulous. Here is why: McDonald’s was cited over 3000 times for having their coffee too hot. Each citation only had a $19 fine. McDonald’s sells nearly $80,000 worth of coffee each day, and has found that sales are higher if the make their coffee too hot so that it is not cold by the time people get it to work. So it is not like McDonald’s was not on warning that their coffee was too hot and could burn. Oh, and the victim is permenantly scarred. She had months of rehabilitation. And in the end she did not even get enough money to cover all of her expenses. The reality is that businesses choose their practices by a cost benefit analysis (which is completely logical). For example, a car manufacture
- I am an employer who is being sued for wrongful termination, although my employee was fired for legal and valid reasons. What steps should I take to protect my company?
- What protection does an MSB and its employees have against being sued by a customer for filing a SAR?
- Am I missing out on some rights as an Apple customer?