Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hot Coffee at the Sundance Film Festival - UPDATED

I am sure you have heard about the case where a plaintiff was awarded compensation when she got burned by McDonald’s hot coffee. But do you really know the facts of the case? Do you really know why the case is important?

To find out more, maybe you can go to the world famous Sundance Film Festival and check out a new documentary called Hot Coffee that tries to explain why the case is part of the discussion over the civil justice system and how it was used (and misused) for propaganda purposes about tort reform.

For more on the film go to its website here. For more on the story go here. 

UPDATE:  For more comments, mostly critical of the case and the movie, go here, here and here.

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