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Lieff Cabraser Co-Sponsors Free Showing of the Documentary "Hot Coffee"
October 28, 2011
Join us for a free showing with director Susan Saladoff of
Thursday, November 10th, 12:30 p.m.
Palace Hotel, Gold Room
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA
Space is limited.
Please RSVP to HotCoffeeSF@lchb.com
About Hot Coffee
The documentary 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. First-time filmmaker and former public interest lawyer Susan Saladoff uses this infamous case to investigate what's behind the push for tort reform – which threatens to restrict the legal rights of everyday citizens and undermine the entire justice system.
Hot Coffee challenges viewers to reexamine their beliefs that the courts are flooded with frivolous lawsuits that lead to “jackpot justice.” The documentary shows how Americans are giving up their Constitutional rights without knowing it by voting for limitations on damages or agreeing to mandatory arbitration embedded in the fine print of contracts and waiving their right to a jury trial.
Susan Saladoff, director of "Hot Coffee The Movie", appeared on the October 25, 2011 Colbert Report to discuss the civil justice system and tort reform. It is a informative interview wherein Ms. Saladoff explains tort reform and discusses the myth of frivolous lawsuits that everyone should see and share.
As described in a review by the Washington Post, "Unlike so many documentaries these days, ‘Hot Coffee' is refreshingly unadorned or manipulated for artistic or tear-jerking effect. It winnows down complicated legal arguments and anecdotal cases with compassion and clarity."