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August 02, 2004

John Edwards, Trial Lawyers, and McDonald's Coffee

With Edwards on the ticket serving as an easy shorthand for the Repub obsession with tort reform, this post on Daily Kos is a great rebuttal of the repeated attempts to make the "coffee in the lap" lawsuit look frivolous. Especially after seeing evidence of the company's perfidy in Super-size Me it's pretty easily to see how McDonald's got hit with the kind judgment it did. So next time somebody uses the example to butress their case, ask them if they think $800 is a decent offer of compensation for $200,000 worth of medical costs. Four words, friends: Skin grafts on groin.

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