“It’s like déjà vu all over again.” This famous Yogism is the first thing that came to mind when we saw the latest news story about a hot coffee lawsuit. Ever since the famous case where a jury awarded a coffee burn victim $2.86 million, these cases just keep popping up.


This week’s report that a Somerset woman is getting over half a million dollars because she tripped and spilled coffee on herself in the parking lot of a Dunkin’ Donuts is at least the third hot coffee case filed in New Jersey in as many years.


It’s time to make some common sense legal reforms that bring personal responsibility back into vogue. That, or cut back on the coffee, but we all know that’s never going to happen.