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What are some famous lawsuits against companies?

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Some of the companies involved in highly publicized lawsuits include McDonald's, Wendy's and AT&T. In the case of McDonald's, the temperature of a cup of coffee was at issue, reports Consumer Attorneys of California.

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In 1992, Stella Liebeck suffered severe burns when the coffee she purchased from McDonald's spilled on her lap. She later brought suit against the company and received nearly $3 million, explains Consumer Attorneys of California. Anna Ayala filed a claim against Wendy's fast food restaurant in 2005, notes USA Today. Ayala claimed to have discovered a severed human finger in a cup of chili purchased from the restaurant, but her claim proved to be fraudulent.

In 2014, the Federal Trade Commission sued AT&T for slowing down transmission speeds of its data customers, reports CBS News. The suit alleged that the customers had purchased data plans that AT&T described as "unlimited." However, AT&T worked to limit customer's mobile Internet access by engaging in the practice of "throttling," or slowing down, data transmission speeds.

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