Torts Keyed to Farnesworth
McMahon v. Bunn-O-Matic Corp.
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McMahon (Plaintiff) bought a cup of coffee from a gas station. When attempting to pour the coffee into a smaller cup, the coffee spilled on her lap and caused second and third degree burns. Plaintiff sued Bunn-O-Matic Corp. (Defendant) alleging that Defendant failed to warn consumers about the severity of hot coffee burns and that Defendant’s machines produced coffee that was too hot for human consumption. Plaintiff claimed that although she knew hot coffee would burn, she was unaware of the severity of the potential burns.
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