HOT COFFEE examines the dangers of so-called “tort reform” and its threat to our civil justice system, an issue we’ve been writing about for years.
Using the now-infamous legal battle over a spilled cup of McDonald’s coffee as a springboard, the film follows four people, including McDonald’s plaintiff Stella Liebeck, whose lives have been affected by their inability to access the courts, and examines the role of corporations and a complicit media in promoting “tort reform.”
Directed by former trial lawyer and first-time filmmaker Susan Saladoff, it was selected for inclusion in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. People all over the country will be hosting House Parties during the HBO premiere on June 27.
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