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Starbucks not liable for spilled coffee that burned officer, jury says
Starbucks not liable for spilled coffee that burned officer, jury says

Police Sgt. Matthew Kohr got a cup of coffee from his usual barista, Ali, one day in January 2012 at Starbucks Store No. 8373 in the North Carolina capital. The venti-size coffee blend — Kohr says Ali called it "something special" — was hot. It spilled into the officer's lap. His inner thigh was scalded, as was the tip of his penis, he later said. A lawsuit ensued. On Monday morning, Kohr sat in a downtown courtroom with his arm around his wife, Melanie, while a jury deliberated whether the giant $57-billion coffee corporation was legally liable for the officer's injuries. Kohr, 44, a tall, wavy-haired officer who is now a lieutenant, contended that...

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