The worldwide fast food chain McDonald's is facing more business litigation over hot coffee. Maryland readers may remember the famous case that gained national recognition over two decades ago when a woman sued after getting burned by overly hot coffee. Now, even after putting warning labels on all hot drinks, the food company appears to be facing more business litigation from another hot coffee lawsuit.
Like many other businesses, Starbucks relies on products it gets from choosing vendors. When those products are cause for customer complaints or prove to be potentially harmful, that could create a big problem for Starbucks in terms of their reputation and bottom line. This issue is at the center of a business dispute between Starbucks and two companies -- Wellshire Farms Inc. and Maryland-based Hahn Bros. Inc.