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Saladoff Rejects Tort Reform In Persuasive “Hot Coffee” Documentary

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Hot Coffee, a documentary by first time filmmaker and 25 year plaintiff attorney Susan Saladoff, shines light on tort reform and aims to prove, according to The Daily Beast, “the harsh unfairness of the relentless conservative campaign to dilute or diminish the 7thAmendment right to a jury trial in civil cases, all in the name of “tort reform.”

In the film, Saladoff debunks the falsities around the 1994 personal injury lawsuit of Stella Liebeck against McDonalds for a hot coffee spill that resulted in a $2.9 million verdict against McDonalds for serving coffee that was too hot.

Saladoff’s film also claims that the corporations who spend enormous amounts of money to promote tort reform, like Halliburton, Pfizer, Dow Chemical and Philip Morris amoung others, is to shield large corporations and medical professionals from being accountable and escape responsibility.

Saladoff’s film also looks at a case made famous by President Regan, where a man lost his leg when the phone booth he was in was hit by a car, and the case of Jamie Leigh Jones, who was working for a subsidiary of Halliburton when she was raped by co-workers and was unable to bring her case to court because of a mandatory arbitration clause in her employment contract.

Hot Coffee premiers on HBO at 9:00 pm, June 27, 2011. disclaimer: This article: Saladoff Rejects Tort Reform In Persuasive “Hot Coffee” Documentary was posted on Monday, June 27th, 2011 at 8:28 pm at and is filed under Personal Injury Lawsuits.

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