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June 2011 Archives

McDonald's Scalding Hot Case Lives on in Infamy

Hot Coffee Movie Explores What Fueled the Controversy June 29, 2011 -- Everyone seems to have heard about the McDonald's coffee case. An elderly woman spills coffee on herself that she purchased from a McDonald's drive-up window, right? Seventeen years later, its infamy continues. It is routinely cited as an...

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Racketeering Case Against Big Tobacco

Earlier this month, Judge Gladys Kessler refused to vacate her 2006 ruling finding that Philip Morris and other tobacco companies were guilty of racketeering. Her newest ruling effectively blocks, for the present, tobacco's attempt to get out from under Justice Department supervision of their marketing activities. Judge Kessler's original ruling...