Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his top ten list. And more than fifteen years later, its infamy continues. Everyone knows the McDonald’s coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America’s legal system, but is that a fair rendition of the facts?
Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort and to what end. The movie premieres on HBO this month. The HBO preview can be viewed by clicking the image below.
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We have written frequently about misguided tort reform efforts in the United States. Click here to see our previous posts. This film puts faces on the controversy and is a must see for anyone concerned about civil justice. You are urged to spend 86 minutes watching this film. The official film trailer can be viewed by clicking the image below.