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Hot coffee [DVD videorecording] / HBO Documentary Films ; If Not Now and The Group Entertainment present a film by Susan Saladoff ; directed by Susan Saladoff ; produced by Carly Hugo, Alan Oxman, Susan Saladoff.

Contributor(s): Saladoff, Susan [pro, drt] | Hugo, Carly, 1984- [pro] | Oxman, Alan [pro] | Franken, Al [ive] | Grisham, John [ive] | HBO Documentary Films | If Not Now Productions | Group Entertainment (Firm) | Docurama (Firm) | New Video Group.
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: [United States] : Docurama Films : New Video, c2011Description: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1422973190; 9781422973196.Other title: Hot coffee : is justice being served? [Title on container and disc label:].Subject(s): Torts -- United States | Liability (Law) -- United States | Arbitration and award -- United States | Damages -- United States | Frivolous suits (Civil procedure)Genre/Form: Feature films. | Documentary films. | Nonfiction films. | Documentary films. | Feature films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Nonfiction films.DDC classification: 346.7303/23
Production Credits: Director of photography, Martina Radwan ; editor, Cindy Lee ; music, Michael R. Mollura, Joel Goodman.
Al Franken, John Grisham.Summary: Analyzes and discusses so called "frivolous law suits" and the impact of tort reform on the United States judicial system. Discusses several cases and relates each to tort reform in the U.S.: Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants (public relations campaign to instigate tort reform); Colin Gourley's malpractice lawsuit and caps on damages; the prosecution of Mississippi Justice Oliver Diaz and judicial elections; Jamie Leigh Jones v. Halliburton Co. and mandatory arbitration. Exposes how corporations spent millions on a propaganda campaign to distort Americans' view of lawsuits, forever changing the civil justice system. From the infamous case of the woman who sued McDonalds over spilled coffee to the saga of the Mississippi Supreme Court Justice deemed 'not corporate enough' by business interests, this program tears apart the conventional wisdom about 'frivolous lawsuits.'
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DVD; NTSC; Dolby digital stereo.

English audio.

Al Franken, John Grisham.

Director of photography, Martina Radwan ; editor, Cindy Lee ; music, Michael R. Mollura, Joel Goodman.

Includes: deleted scenes, interview with the director, and trailer.

Analyzes and discusses so called "frivolous law suits" and the impact of tort reform on the United States judicial system. Discusses several cases and relates each to tort reform in the U.S.: Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants (public relations campaign to instigate tort reform); Colin Gourley's malpractice lawsuit and caps on damages; the prosecution of Mississippi Justice Oliver Diaz and judicial elections; Jamie Leigh Jones v. Halliburton Co. and mandatory arbitration. Exposes how corporations spent millions on a propaganda campaign to distort Americans' view of lawsuits, forever changing the civil justice system. From the infamous case of the woman who sued McDonalds over spilled coffee to the saga of the Mississippi Supreme Court Justice deemed 'not corporate enough' by business interests, this program tears apart the conventional wisdom about 'frivolous lawsuits.'

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