Everyone has heard about the lawsuit a woman filed against McDonald’s
way back when for serving coffee that was too hot. Remember that? Well,
now Angelica Keller is suing Southwest Airlines for serving her tea that
was too hot. She spilled the hot tea on herself and allegedly suffered
from burns and blisters. Keller was seated in a front-row seat and thus
did not have a drop-down table. She is suing the airlines in the amount
of $800,000 for negligence, with about $300,000 of that amount for pain
In defense, Southwest claims Keller is responsible for burning herself,
since she picked her seat knowing it had no table, and she requested the hot tea.
For more on this story, as well as background on these types of lawsuits
and tort reform, see this article.