Money Woman burned by Starbucks coffee gets $100,000

16:26  19 may  2017
16:26  19 may  2017 Source:   24/7 Wall St.

Second Cup CEO Alix Box leaves company

  Second Cup CEO Alix Box leaves company Coffee chain Second Cup Ltd., which has been working on a turnaround amid strong market competition, says CEO Alix Box is leaving the company today.The coffee chain said Garry MacDonald, a current member of Second Cup's board of directors and a former president of Country Style Donuts, is taking over as interim CEO. MacDonald has been the CEO of Maccess Management International, a consulting service to international multi-brand franchise organizations, since 2002.

Joanne Mogavero got a cup of coffee at a Starbucks . The lid was not put on correctly. Coffee poured out and scalded her. She was just awarded $ 100 , 000 for the incident by a jury in Duval County, which surrounds the city of Jacksonville.

Joanne Mogavero got a cup of coffee at a Starbucks . The lid was not put on correctly. Coffee poured out and scalded her. She was just awarded $ 100 , 000 for the incident by a jury in Duval County This is not the first time the customer of a fast-food chain has been burned and then (full story).

  Woman burned by Starbucks coffee gets $100,000 © Thinkstock Joanne Mogavero got a cup of coffee at a Starbucks. The lid was not put on correctly. Coffee poured out and scalded her. She was just awarded $100,000 for the incident by a jury in Duval County, which surrounds the city of Jacksonville.

According to the New York Post: "The 43-year-old mom was at a Starbucks drive-thru in July 2014 when she ordered the Venti Pike’s Place coffee, her lawyer said." The coffee was 190 degrees and scarred one area of her body on which it was spilled. The sum paid included $15,492.14 and $85,000 for "pain and suffering."

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Second senior executive to leave Second Cup

  Second senior executive to leave Second Cup MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Second Cup Ltd. (TSX:SCU) says its chief financial officer has decided to leave the company at the end of June, the second high-ranking executive departure announced by the coffee company this week. Barbara Mallon's decision to leave follows an announcement by the company Wednesday that chief executive Alix Box was stepping down immediately. Box, a former Holt Renfrew executive, was hired in early 2014 to lead a rejuvenation of the Canadian coffee chain.Garry MacDonald, who joined the Second Cup board of directors earlier this year, was named interim chief executive.

Man gets M in suit against prominent rabbi accused of rape. Shutterstock. A woman in Florida who was burned by a cup of Starbucks coffee was awarded more than $ 100 , 000 for her injuries on Thursday.

Starbucks has been ordered to pay $ 100 , 000 to a woman who was severely injured when a lid came off her coffee and gave her first and second-degree burns . Joanne Mogavero, 43, was left with permanent scarring after a 190-degree Venti size coffee spilt in her lap at the

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This is not the first time the customer of a fast-food chain has been burned and then awarded damages. According to the Consumer Attorneys of California:

In 1992, 79-year-old Stella Liebeck bought a cup of takeout coffee at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Albuquerque and spilled it on her lap. She sued McDonald’s and a jury awarded her nearly $3 million in punitive damages for the burns she suffered.

The Liebeck case became a legendary example of how a customer could sue a restaurant, and it continues to be the most famous example of these kinds of incidents.

That case was not the only one filed against McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD). There have been a number of others against it and Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX), including one filed against Starbucks by a police officer in North Carolina in 2012. The jury ruled against him. Starbucks comments about the incident, according to the L.A. Times: "We are pleased with the jury's decision as we believe our partners [employees] did nothing wrong. The safety of our customers and partners will continue to be our top priority."

Starbucks was not as fortunate this time.

Woman struck by vehicle near Sunridge Mall in critical condition .
Woman struck by vehicle near Sunridge Mall in critical condition Calgary EMS says a woman was left with critical, life-threatening injuries after being struck by the north entrance to the Sunridge Mall in the city's northeast.They were called to the scene at 6:50 p.m. Due to the extent of her injuries, she was taken to Peter Lougheed Centre, which was the closest heath centre, in an attempt to stabilize her.Her condition is not known at this time.  According to an EMS release, it is believed the woman was struck by a vehicle which had shortly before struck another vehicle.

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