Woman sues Dunkin’ over burns from spilt coffee Samantha Picklo spent three days recovering in a burn center. (NCD)
Most people know of the hot coffee lawsuit filed against McDonald’s, where a woman sued the fast-food icon in 1992 over burns she sustained when she spilled coffee on herself.
In that case, Stella Liebeck was awarded almost $3 million in punitive damages, according to the website Consumer Attorneys of California.
Samantha Picklo is now suing Dunkin’ after she was also burned by hot coffee she had spilled on her lap, CBS News reported.
The incident happened last year in a drive-through of a Dunkin’ location in Delran, New Jersey.
She said that a worker handed her a tray with three cups of coffee, which fell, scalding her.
“As he tried to pass it to me — before I could even take it from him — I watched as the extra-large cup of coffee just fell forward … and then the other two had fallen right on me,” Picklo said, according to CBS…