In a story eerily evocative of the infamous McDonald's coffee lawsuit, a Montreal woman is set to collect the tidy sum of $69,455 after a 10-day trial in Superior Court over a bowl of Tim Hortons soup.
The original incident dates to 1998 when Lucie Laflamme, a former city of Montreal employee (insert jokes), was apparently and irrevocably deprived of her taste buds - and will to live - because her order of 'Hearty Potato Bacon' was too hot. Cue a $2 million lawsuit and years of legal entanglements. Now mercifully over, it seems.
By the way, the catchall term Tim Hortons uses for soups and chilis? Hot Bowls.
· A Soup Too Hot Costs a Tim Hortons Restaurant [Gazette]
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