Olga Kuznetsova, from the Moscow suburb of Khimki, started legal proceedings against the company after hot coffee was spilled on her at her local McDonald's May 5, 2004. She claimed a swinging door hit her while she was walking out onto the restaurant's terrace with a full tray, and demanded 900,000 rubles (about $34,000) in damages.
"The court has received a notary-certified application from Kuznetsova, where she asks to cancel her lawsuit," Anna Usachyova said. "The case is closed."
Originally, Kuznetsova only asked for 60,000 rubles in damages, but McDonald's lawyers said she had nobody to blame but herself because the paper cup carried a warning that the coffee was hot, which prompted her to go to court.
This is a rare case involving a fast food chain in Russia, though America has considerable experience of litigation against restaurants.
Stella Libeck, 79, from New Mexico won $125,000 in damages after burning herself by spilling hot coffee from McDonald's in February 1994 while she was in her car.
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