A fantastic Retro Report from The New York Times about the infamous story of Stella Liebeck vs McDonald’s in which she sued and won a large lump sum of money for being burned by McDonald’s coffee when it spilled onto her lap.

This Retro Report talks about how this single news story took a life of its own as news anchors began to report on misheard and misinformation about the case which then echoed into the public realm of information. It was mostly wrong in the minds of the people and in the end it made Stella Liebeck come out as a money-hungry, sue-happy person.