Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his top ten list. And more than fifteen years later, its infamy continues. Everyone knows the McDonald’s coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America’s legal system, but is that a fair rendition of the facts? Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort and to what end. After seeing this film, you will decide who really profited from spilling hot coffee.
(In case you are interested to see the burns- not advisable- click here)
See below the official trailer for Hot Coffee, a documentary film by Susan Saladoff which explores how corporations spend millions to alter the U.S. civil justice system…
(Go to the original Hot Coffee website here)
Also see Does Caffeine Make Us Easier to Persuade?, Julia Roberts Gets Paid $1.5 Million to Smile, Drink Coffee, Are There ‘Sick Day’ Bounty Hunters? and Can You Sue Your Husband’s Mistress for Alienation of Affection?