Remember the Lady Who Poured McDonalds Coffee in her lap and sued for millions? Here’s what really happened Scott Lush Uncategorized January 8, 2015 It’s become the stuff of urban legend that 79-year old Stella Liebeck was driving in Albuquerque NM in 1992 when she poured McDonalds coffee in her lap, later sued, and was awarded $2.7 million. Except that’s not what happened. This may be the most widely misunderstood story of the 1990s. View this video and find out.