In a case that may be a replay of one of the most notorious tort cases in American history, a Houston attorney recently filed a case against Starbucks alleging that she was seriously burned by hot coffee that was served to her from a drive-thru window.

Katherine Mize alleges in the June 15 petition filed in a Harris County district court that a 20 ounce cup of hot, steaming coffee was spilled on her by a Starbucks employee, covering her body in scalding liquid that forced her to seek emergency care for burns. Specifically, the Houston labor and employment solo practitioner alleges that Starbucks was negligent in serving her coffee at an unreasonably dangerous temperature.

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