Looking Back: Was the McDonald’s Coffee Lawsuit Frivolous?

Looking Back: Was the McDonald’s Coffee Lawsuit Frivolous?

When Liebeck vs. McDonald’s Restaurants, was filed in 1992, it was branded by the media as a prime example of the excess and frivolity of tort law, and used as a primary argument for tort reform. The general story (that spread like wildfire) was that a woman, while driving, received burns from hot coffee that she spilled on her lap and decided to sue McDonald’s. But was the lawsuit unjustified?

Why You May Need a Business Attorney

Why You May Need a Business Attorney

There is legal adage that every first year law student has likely heard, if not recited numerous times: “the man who represents himself has a fool for a client.” While there are certainly instances of untrained intelligent people winning cases in the realm of business law, the saying might be truer than for business owners in Wisconsin.