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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.
Insightful documentary that changed my view on the McDonald's case and other legal rights for compensation for injuries.Published 10 hours ago by Bwade
This is just a piece of propaganda, any fair minded documentary on a divisive issue will at least try to give equal voice to both points of view, but this only tries to demonize... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jimmy Luttrell
As many have already said, everyone should be required to watch this. You'll get angry at the way the public has once again been manipulated. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Basil Crofter
I thought it was pretty interesting. Learned a lot of details that the media left out.Published 10 days ago by LaToya Curry
Great movie that exposes some of the proverbial wool pulled over the public's eyes for what it is. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the civil justice system in the US.Published 10 days ago by ABD79
This film is an eye opening experience. Truly a must have for political science and government law classes in both high schools and universities. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Henry