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Hot coffee [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
Alternate Title Title on container and disc label: Hot coffee : is justice being served?
Oley, Pa. : Bullfrog Films, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  KF1250 .H68 2011    DUE 08-21-14 OFF CAMPUS
Subject(s) Torts -- United States
Liability (Law) -- United States
Arbitration and award -- United States
Damages -- United States
Frivolous suits (Civil procedure)
Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD
Language English audio, includes SDH captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Credits Director of photography, Martina Radwan ; editor, Cindy Lee ; music, Michael R. Mollura, Joel Goodman
Note Includes: original 86-minute film and a 50-minute version, scene selection, discussion guide, and five extras: Frank Luntz: the words matter (2:14), Insurance rates (1:27), Interview with director (6:01), Hot coffee, Mississippi (1:53), and Take action: what you can do (1:04).
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.'
Awards Offical Selection of Sundance, Silverdocs documentary, and Hot Docs film festivals; Grand Jury prize, Seattle film festival
Alternate Author Saladoff, Susan
HBO Documentary Films
If Not Now Productions
Group Entertainment (Firm)
Docurama (Firm)
New Video Group
Bullfrog Films

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