An Ottawa man is seeking one million dollars in a lawsuit against Starbucks after he suffered a burn at the hands of a bumbling barista. He claims he was either accidentally or intentionally pushed by this barista causing him to spill extremely hot coffee on himself which resulted in “serious personal injuries”. In his eyes Starbucks failed to warn him of the danger posed by hot coffee.
A Starbucks coffee purchased by the Toronto Sun said “Caution hot” in block capital letters and in both official languages on the lid. The cardboard sleeve said, “Caution: Very Hot” while the cup itself said: “Careful, the beverage you’re about to enjoy is extremely hot.”
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Should employees be held accountable or is the consumer responsible? Is this just a cash grab?