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Starbuck pays $300,000 for spilt coffee

$301G flap-accino

Starbucks owes big bucks
in java scalding lawsuit

BY BARBARA ROSS and LEO STANDORA
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

A BAD EXPERIENCE at Starbucks turned into big bucks - 301,000 of them - for a Manhattan lawyer who got a painful hotfoot when a steaming cup of coffee toppled onto her at the java palace.
"I jumped back and looked down," Alice Griffin, 42, testified. "My foot was steaming, and the puddle was steaming."

The jury's April verdict was upheld yesterday by Supreme Court Justice Emily Jane Goodman - even though the jurist said she was "inclined to agree" the $301,000 that Griffin won at trial "was excessive."

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