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  •  Actually, instrument of pain and mutilation (6+ / 0-)

    You might want to look up the FACTS about the McDonalds "hot coffee" case (third degree burns, requiring skin grafts) and consider that the plaintiff originally just wanted McDonalds to cover her medical expenses. McDonalds not only refused, they were rudely dismissive - and the whole thing escalated.

    If it's
    Not your body,
    Then it's
    Not your choice
    And it's
    None of your damn business!

    by TheOtherMaven on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 07:14:46 PM PST

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    •  I'm not saying that McDonalds should (2+ / 0-)
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      have gotten off. But that wasn't death. And here we have an entire industry that producing a tool to kill and they can't be sued.

      I'm sorry if I made my comment sound like McDonald's shouldn't have had to be responsible for their failure.

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 08:50:14 PM PST

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      •  I think people are so sensitive to this case (0+ / 0-)

        because it is one that was deliberately adopted by the insurance industry (and RW think tanks) to absolutely gut tort law throughout the nation. Which leaves other more sympathetic victims without recourse. By twisting th facts of the McDonalds coffee case there are now many fewer incentives for corporations to abide by legal protections to keep children from being horribly burned by their own clothes or toys.  

        "Speak the TRUTH, even if your voice shakes."

        by stellaluna on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 07:09:14 AM PST

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