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Coffee scald costs 301,000 Starbucks

UPI News Service, 08/16/2006 

A New York state judge has upheld a $301,000 award for a Manhattan lawyer who got second-degree burns on her foot from a spilled cup of Starbucks coffee.

In April a jury awarded Alice Griffin, 42, the money for the February 2004 incident, which Starbucks challenged in State Supreme Court Tuesday.

Justice Emily Jane Goodman said while she found the amount "excessive," she upheld it, saying Starbucks' defense arguments that the accident could have happened anywhere was based on "idle speculation," the New York Daily News reported.

Griffin testified the clerk slid the cup toward her and it tipped off the edge, losing its top and dousing her foot. She said the clerk said nothing and gave her another cup of coffee.

As a result, Griffin told the court she sustained second-degree burns and permanent nerve damage to the top of her foot.

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