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cheeringmom
09-11-2003, 07:43 AM
a man was awarded 668k for having a hot pot of coffee spilled on him at the poly a few years back. here is a link

http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/news/story.jsp?floc=FF-APO-1110&idq=/ff/story/0001%2F20030911%2F000731356.htm&sc=1110&photoid=20030905CADD115

Galahad
09-11-2003, 08:33 AM
Why is Eisner's picture with the story. Did he spill the coffee?

cheeringmom
09-11-2003, 09:03 AM
He does look sad. 668k isn't all that much to Disney but still it hurts to lose.

ohanafamily
09-11-2003, 10:28 AM
IMO it is a copycat for the McDonalds lawsuit...

Think Breakfastosaurus...... :)

:bounce:

C.Ann
09-11-2003, 10:36 AM
Hate to say it but that photo of Eisner looks like he's thinking,
"Dang!! There goes another one of my bonuses!!"

ohanafamily
09-11-2003, 11:13 AM
I prefer Darn it, Why couldn't it have been me!

:bounce:

cheeringmom
09-11-2003, 11:32 AM
Hey Ohanafamily!! You all need to write captions for the news or some magazines!!

jlambrig
09-11-2003, 01:44 PM
Originally posted by Galahad
Why is Eisner's picture with the story. Did he spill the coffee?

Didn't you read the BTMRR thread? There are NO accidents. Eisner has coffee on his hands.

mickeymouse70
09-11-2003, 03:16 PM
I do agree this is a copy cat of the McDonald's. no one should deserve that much money buy any means. that is outrageous:mad:

sgtdisney
09-11-2003, 03:21 PM
I don't see this as a copy of the McDonalds suit per se... In the McDonald's suit the lady spilled the coffee on herself by squeezing the cup of hot coffee between her thighs.. Really not too bright. This man had a pot of hot coffee dumped on him by someone who was carrying it in a way they shouldn't have been. I am not a fan of big lawsuits, but based on what I have read he probably deserved something.. It sounds like he was burned in a pretty sensitive area, pretty badly.. I don't know if he deserves 600K, but he was injured..

ohanafamily
09-11-2003, 03:28 PM
sgtdisney, my response was actually meant to be a little tongue-in-cheek; I do not think it is the same. Having said that, burning genitals could be serious, especially if they are trying to have children...

I was trying to comment that there is a huge Mcdonalds in AK by the Dinosaur ride.....

:bounce:

ncligs
09-11-2003, 09:57 PM
Here is another thread below on this subject http://techhelpers.net/e4u/drink/trink01.gif with the link from the Orlando paper today (9-11). I originally put this on the DVC board....but it was moved(with some intresting posts) to the restraunt board.http://users.pandora.be/eforum/emoticons4u/sad/533.gif

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=436587

renknt
09-11-2003, 10:14 PM
For any one who wants to know the facts of the McD lawsuit check out

this link from Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (http://lawandhelp.com/q298-2.htm)


and if you still think that people don't deserve to be compensated for thier pain and suffering remember that the awards are made by people like you and me who are called to jury duty

wdwguide
09-11-2003, 10:32 PM
Hell, if some schmuck blistered my equipment with a hot beverage, I'd sue for way more than that.

C.Ann
09-12-2003, 01:35 AM
If the injuries and after effects that were stated in the newspaper article are correct, I don't think that's a very big settlement at all.. Heck - people break a leg and get more than that!

I also see this as being totally different than the McDonald's case.. Spilling a cup of hot coffee on yourself is one thing - having someone spill a whole pot of it on you because they aren't performing their job correctly is an entirely different situation..

Wanna take bets on whether that waiter/waitress still has a job at Disney??????????????????????

HB2K
09-12-2003, 04:35 AM
To be honest that amount is chump change when compared to multi-million $ verdicts...

He deserves every penny.

KNWVIKING
09-12-2003, 08:32 AM
What would you do in this situation, turn down the settlement and say, "hey, way too much money, just give me half and a couple AP's and I'm happy"

Or...

ThankyouThankyouThankyouThankyou..............

C.Ann
09-12-2003, 09:39 AM
Originally posted by KNWVIKING
What would you do in this situation, turn down the settlement and say, "hey, way too much money, just give me half and a couple AP's and I'm happy"

Or...

ThankyouThankyouThankyouThankyou..............
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You're kidding........right??

KNWVIKING
09-12-2003, 09:49 AM
Well, yes and no. For those who feel the settlement was unjustified, I'd like to know what they would do if this had happened to them.

DancingBear
09-12-2003, 09:58 AM
First of all, it wasn't a settlement, they had to go to trial, it's a jury award. Second, I don't think I'd be saying "thankyouthankyouthankyou" if I was the plaintiff.

C.Ann
09-12-2003, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by KNWVIKING
Well, yes and no. For those who feel the settlement was unjustified, I'd like to know what they would do if this had happened to them.
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Oh - okay.. Just checking.. I thought you felt he wasn't entitled to it...