When S. Reed Morgan won a $2.9 million jury award for a grandmother who accidentally spilled McDonald's coffee on herself, he prompted a tort reform storm that has barely abated. The 1994 case was immediately seized as a symbol of an out-of-control society overeager to sue. Now the Texas solo and his coffee-cup cause are about to move back to the front burner with a new case against McDonald's that closely resembles the previous one.
One Lump or Two?
The American Lawyer
June 4, 2004
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