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Documentary: "Hot Coffee" Viewing

We've all heard the story about the lady who sued McDonald's for spilling hot coffee on herself. But, is there more to the story for a jury to award her for damages? This documentary deals with not only her case but, several others and explores the negative side of Tort Reform for our legal system and consumers as a whole. We will be viewing the Documentary at Tony's Family Restaurant, Thursday at 7 PM in the back room. We would be glad if you would join us.

Synopsis: "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."

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  • Greg S.

    The documentary gave some very interesting counter perspective on the negative side of Tort Reform as well as Arbitration Clauses that are being written into almost all business agreements consumers sign on things like credit cards, cell phones, etc. A very eye opening documentary.

    March 27, 2014

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