McDonald's Burned By Another Hot Coffee Suit In Ill.

Law360, New York (November 14, 2011, 8:26 PM EST) -- More than 17 years after the landmark “hot coffee” lawsuit, McDonald's USA LLC was hit with a product liability action filed in Illinois state court on Monday by a woman who claims the fast-food chain's coffee scalded her toddler.

In November 2009, then-2-year-old Blake Ryden sustained “severe, permanent, debilitating and disfiguring burns and injuries, including scarring” after a cup of McDonald's coffee spilled on him, according to a complaint filed by his mother, Holly Ryden.

The coffee had been purchased by Blake's father, and was pulled...
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