[act-ma] 6/27 - DO NOT MISS - HBO premier 'Hot Coffee'

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Wed Jun 22 18:52:47 PDT 2011


see http://hotcoffeethemovie.com/

premiers Monday, June 27th, 2011 on HBO

In 1992, 79-year-old Stella Liebeck spilled a scalding cup of McDonald's 
coffee on herself, suffering third-degree burns and years of expensive 
medical treatments that led to her lawsuit that had the whole country 
talking. This film examines the real story behind Stella's case along 
with three other cases of people seeking justice for a fascinating look 
at the *tort-reform movement and its impact on our civil-justice system*.

Understand how tort reform affects you - drastically.
[UPandOUT in Cambridge will be screening the film, tentatively Oct,the 
20th; not to worry if you don't get HBO; this is a MUST SEE film]

*Is Justice Being Served?*

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

Take a look at the promo <http://hotcoffeethemovie.com>

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