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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.
This program enlightened me to aspects of this case that changed my view on the lawsuit.Published 15 days ago by Summer Eldredge
They never Once provide even a Shred of evidence collaborating the Nephew's claim that they had been Parked when it happened!! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jake
Was a real eye opener. The one thing that 99% of the nation stood together on was a hoax. Both republican and democrats are being sucked into believing misleading headlines. Read morePublished 1 month ago by nickelman
More and more these days I keep realizing that I shouldn't form opinions with out actually having facts to base them on and that the media in this country is driven by politics and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sherri T.
I think we all have heard of the McDonald's coffee lawsuit and how it became the poster child for "frivolous" lawsuits. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nanciejeanne