Last December I reported on a new documentary called Hot Coffee that debuted on the Sundance Film Festival which discusses the case in which a plaintiff was awarded compensation when she got burned by McDonald’s hot coffee. It uses that case (and apparently others) to discuss the civil justice system and how it is used (and misused) for propaganda purposes about tort reform. My original post is here and it includes links to comments by other bloggers both favorable and critical of the case and the film.
Now you can watch the documentary on HBO starting on June 27. Here is a trailer.