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Everyone knows the case of the woman who sued McDonald s over spilled coffee. Or do they? More than 15 years after making international news, the case continues to be cited as an example of citizens who use frivolous lawsuits to take unfair advantage of the American legal system. But is that an accurate portrayal of the facts?
An eye-opening documentary with jaw-dropping revelations, HOT COFFEE exposes how corporations spend millions on propaganda campaigns to distort Americans' view of lawsuits forever changing the civil justice system. By examining the impact of tort reform on the lives of ordinary citizens, the film shows how Americans give up their Constitutional rights in all sorts of ways without knowing it for example, by voting for caps on damages or signing away your rights in contracts. Through interviews with politicians, judges, lawyers and ordinary citizens, first-time filmmaker and former public-interest lawyer Susan Saladoff delves into the facts of four cases to tear apart the conventional wisdom about jackpot justice.
Great look at the incredibly frustrating world of civil litigation.Published 19 days ago by Michael Tripp
Honestly, I started watching this documentary so I could have more insight on the McDonald's case for my presentation in ethics class tomorrow. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Jessica Argueta
Turns what you think about "frivolous" lawsuits upside down. Instructive and entertaining. Important to watch more than once. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Linda Galindo
This was a great presentation and really does make you think. While there really are so many frivolous suits filed daily, there are also many that take a great amount of courage... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MaryNell
I just took a chance on this one. I thought it was easy to follow and had a good story line.Published 2 months ago by Penny Goodman