Hot Coffee and Tort Reform

Tort Reform

This is  a great movie about the American civil justice system. I urge everyone to watch it.  It was on HBO last night. I was amazed at the depth of the propaganda campaigns that twisted the publics perception of the American civil justice system. One thing that I wished they did better in the film was show how industry actually MAKES MONEY from policies that severely injury people. For example McDonalds knew that if they brewed their coffee hotter because it meant higher sales after 700 people injured they continued this practice. The other this this documentary or any other documentary cannot do is show the amount of widespread injustice Caps, tort deform, arbitrations clauses, and big business has done to people all over America, there are thousands of stories like these that will never be heard, that can be found in Tampa, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg etc.

What is the movie about?

“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. After seeing this film, you will decide who really profited from spilling hot coffee.”