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More so-called frivolous lawsuits that weren’t so frivolous after all

You’ve heard this one before — an old woman orders coffee at McDonald’s, scalds herself with the boiling-hot beverage, sues the fast food chain, and wins. And most likely your first thought may have been, “Wait, wasn’t that her fault?”

This now-classic story (which we previously covered in this article on not-so-frivolous personal injury lawsuits) is one of the reasons why it seems America is the land of the free and the home of the frivolous lawsuit.