Episode 01: The Canoe Man
September 7, 2018
Episode 03: The Tycoon
October 6, 2018
SEASON 02 // EPISODE 02
THE LAWSUIT

The Most Famous Frivolous Lawsuit

An elderly woman suffers severe burns after spilling McDonald's coffee into her lap.

Prelude: A California janitor's case against the owners of a phone booth is labeled as a "frivolous" lawsuit by President Ronald Reagan.


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Performed by Ethan Helfrich (Rest You Sleeping Giant )


SOURCES

https://www.damicopettinicchi.com/blog/2016/02/phone-booth-lawsuit-myth.html
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/sugarman/Bigbee_42306_web_version.pdf
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An elderly woman suffers severe burns after spilling McDonald’s coffee into her lap.