I'll agree that serving coffee at 180 degrees may be a little extreme, if that is indeed true; however, the lawsuit was based on the fact that the coffee wasn't labeled as "hot" and that the individual was burned by putting the cup between his legs, and sued McDonalds when he got burned by said coffee.
When you order coffee, most people assume it is going to be hot (unless they specify for iced coffee,) and if they choose to avoid wearing their beverage, that it needs to be controlled in a safe manner.
His injury was caused purely by his own stupidity, and McDonalds paid out the bloody ass.
Expect similar recompense for Fountain Fail Woman, sadly.
I'm totally gonna punch that bitch in the ovaries.