Friday, March 20, 2015

Starbucks in the hot seat over spilled hot coffee.

  Yet one more law suit over spilled hot coffee.

Matthew Kohr a Raleigh North Carolina police officer received a "free" cup of coffee at the Starbucks on Peace Street in January 2012, only to have the lid popped off and the cup folded in on itself, according to the lawsuit.

   Kohr said he poured cold water on the burn, but the pain only intensified.
Kohr claims his injuries aggravated his Crohn's disease, and resulted in surgery to remove a portion of his intestine.

  The incident, according to the lawsuit, also caused Kohr's wife, Melanie, the loss of a "source of emotional support, her social companion and her intimate partner."

Kohr is seeking compensation, including damages, attorney fees and medical costs, totaling more than $10,000.

The coffee maker also mentioned that the coffee was given to Kohr free of charge and that the officer "was negligent in his use of the product."