Hole In The Wall



多分だれでも知っている、例のマクドナルドのコーヒーをこぼしてやけど、大金を訴訟で勝ち取った女性の話。ジャックポットとか、いろいろ社会的にも話題になったこの事件、実は真実は殆ど知られていないというNew York Timesの記事。

More than 20 years ago, 79-year-old Stella Liebeck ordered coffee at a McDonald’s drive-through in Albuquerque, N.M. She spilled the coffee, was burned, and one year later, sued McDonald’s. The jury awarded her $2.9 million. Her story became a media sensation and fodder for talk-show hosts, late-night comedians, sitcom writers and even political pundits. But cleverness may have come at the expense of context, as this Retro Report video illustrates. And below, a consumer affairs reporter for The Times reflects on how the world has changed since the lawsuit.