Russia is (unfortunately) catching on
Didn't this happen in the U.S. a few years back? I think the bill in the U.S. was $2 million though. Still...
Coffee Burn Woman Seeks Compensation from McDonalds
A Moscow woman is seeking 120,000 rubles (over $4000) in compensation from the McDonalds corporation after burning herself with a hot beverage she had bought in a McDonalds restaurants, the Gazeta daily reported on Friday...The woman claims that she had to spend 3 weeks on sick leave after the incident.
After she got better, she forwarded a claim to the McDonalds Closed Joint-Stock Company (the Russian branch of the fast food corporation) demanding compensation for the damages to her health and 60,000 rubles (over $2000) in moral damages.
However, McDonalds say they do not agree with the claim. “In the middle of the paper cup for hot beverages there is a warning statement in Russian, reading ’Careful, hot!’ in blue font and with a picture of the cup,” reads the company’s official reply. Thus, McDonalds fulfills the demands of the Russian Law on Consumers, it reads.To this, Kuznetsova’s lawyer says that the incident was caused by the tight door spring of which the customer had not been properly warned. A court will consider the lawsuit in the nearest future, the newspaper writes.
Russia is catching on to the ways of the West. Where do the lines of responsibility and rights intersect exactly?