Hot Coffee...And Other Myths About Justice

Hot Coffee…And Other Myths About Justice

Just a brief alert to make sure everyone sets their DVRs to HBO this coming Monday, June 27 for the premiere of:

Hot Coffee the Movie

Hot Coffee is the award winning, critically acclaimed documentary that tells the inside story of Stella Liebeck, the woman who unfairly became a national symbol of legal system frivolity when she was awarded $2.9 million stemming from a lawsuit against McDonald’s for injuries she sustained when scalding coffee spilled in her lap.

Few realize that all but $130,000 of Ms. Liebeck’s award was for punitive damages and can’t comprehend the rationale behind such a verdict.  This film helps put this topic, plus so much more, in perspective for the viewer.

A selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and other prestigious venues, Hot Coffee tells the stories, from the perspective many have never considered, of four ordinary Americans “fighting for justice in a system stacked against them.”

Please drop me a line after watching this film to let me know what you think.  I’ll be curious to know if it changes anyone’s opinion about our justice system and the need for tort reform.

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