Lieutenant Matt Kohr tried to sue Starbucks for his burns when he split piping hot coffee all over himself. He said that the lid just popped off and the cup fell onto the table which spilled onto him, he felt that Starbucks was responsible for serving him very hot coffee. He rushed home after the incident as his wife tried to help him cool down the burns but he needed to go to the hospital.
Matt managed to take 9 months off work due to his burns which made daily tasks very hard for him. He tried to sue Starbucks for $750,000 but he lost the case in court as Starbucks was favoured. His wife said it was the worst year of their lives and were very disappointed that they weren’t able to get compensation.