A police officer from Raleigh who spilled a Starbucks coffee on his lap couldn’t convince the jury of North Carolina that the coffee firm should be liable for the incident.
Lieutenant Matt Kohr, sought as much as $750,000 from Starbucks, but in the end, the jury made a 10-2 decision that prompted Starbucks to pay him nothing.
Kohr mentioned that lid of his coffee popped off and the cup collapsed on his lap. The incident triggered severe stress and activated his Crohn’s disease, which led to the surgical removal of his intestine.
In last week’s testimony, Kohr mentioned to the jurors of him driving home to take snapshots of the injury prior to visiting an urgent care medical facility. He said he left the coffee branch in his police vehicle, retrieved his pickup from the precinct, drove back home, and had his wife take photos of burns on his thigh.
A lawyer for Starbucks, clearly indicated that it wasn’t until a couple hours later that Kohr sought medical treatment.