The New York Times published a great article on Oct. 21, 2013 telling the true story of the McDonald's Hot Coffee case. The article also has a 12 minute video that recaps the story of the plaintiff in the case, Stella Liebeck. It's worth watching.
Under Utah Law, a bicyclist has all the rights under the motor vehicle code, but is also subject to the same rules, restrictions and penalties that apply to cars. In short, bicyclists are required to follow the rules of the road - similar to a motor vehicle. Utah Code Ann. 41-6a-1102, et seq., sets forth the rules for bicyclists. Here are some highlights: