Raleigh police Lt. Matt Kohr, left, and his wife Melanie leave the courtroom after a Wake County jury ruled Monday May 11, 2015 that Starbucks was not negligent in a case in which Kohr was severely burned when hot coffee spilled in his lap. He had sought damages of up to $750,000 from the coffee company, but the jury decided 10-2 that Starbucks owed nothing to Kohr. Both parties agreed to accept the non-unanimous verdict before they knew which direction the jury was leaning.
Raleigh police Lt. Matt Kohr, left, and his wife Melanie leave the courtroom after a Wake County jury ruled Monday May 11, 2015 that Starbucks was not negligent in a case in which Kohr was severely burned when hot coffee spilled in his lap. He had sought damages of up to $750,000 from the coffee company, but the jury decided 10-2 that Starbucks owed nothing to Kohr. Both parties agreed to accept the non-unanimous verdict before they knew which direction the jury was leaning. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Raleigh police Lt. Matt Kohr, left, and his wife Melanie leave the courtroom after a Wake County jury ruled Monday May 11, 2015 that Starbucks was not negligent in a case in which Kohr was severely burned when hot coffee spilled in his lap. He had sought damages of up to $750,000 from the coffee company, but the jury decided 10-2 that Starbucks owed nothing to Kohr. Both parties agreed to accept the non-unanimous verdict before they knew which direction the jury was leaning. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

Starbucks not liable in police coffee-spill case, jury decides

May 11, 2015 11:31 AM