Stella LiebeckMcDonald's Restaurants
  • Case Number:
  • Filed on:
    Oct 18, 2017
  • Trial Date:
    Nov 18, 2018
  • Status:
Plaintiff Case filed by Stella Liebeck
Defendant McDonald's Restaurants

Case Information

Date Time of Incident:
February 27, 1992
Location of Incident:
McDonald's - 5001 Gibson Boulevard Southeast Albuquerque, New Mexico
Time Left

Case Information

Cause of Action 1:
Defendant failed to exercise the care toward others which a reasonable or prudent person would do. Defendant took an action which a reasonable person would not, causing harm to Plaintiff. The facts setting forth Defendant’s negligence, and the harm caused by Defendant’s negligence, are as follows.
As a result of McDonald's negligence in requiring franchisees to hold coffee at 180–190 °F, I suffered third-degree burns on six percent of my skin and lesser burns over sixteen percent. I remained in the hospital for eight days while undergoing skin grafting. After the hospital stay, I needed care for 3 weeks, which was provided by her daughter. I suffered permanent disfigurement after the incident and was partially disabled for two years.

Plaintiff Evidence


Coffee spill

This is a picture of the coffee spilled in my car.




Plaintiff is seeking the following damages:


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