of proximate cause is one that is less precise

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I do not believe we can be sure that the reasoning used by Cardoza still applies 100% today.  This case reminds me of the McDonalds coffee case in which a woman placed a cup of hot  McDonald’s coffee between her legs while she added cream and sugar. It spilled and gave her  3rd degree burns. Yes, it’s a complicated case but, in the simplest form of looking at it, some  could argue that the cup of coffee was not made to be placed between the legs and the woman  was negligent for placing it there. However, the case proved more so that the fault was on  McDonalds since the statement on the side of the cup was not warning enough to customers  that the coffee could burn their skin if coffee fell on them. Common sense is not so common.  Hot coffee is not a warning that it can burn you.
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