ACS Presents: Hot Coffee
October 16, 2012 3:45pm - 6:00pm
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.
ACS is excited to partner with Langdon and Emison to screen Hot Coffee on Tuesday, October 16th. After brief introductory remarks from Professor Nora Engstrom about the modern Tort Reform movement, we will watch the film, and then Professor Nora Engstrom will lead a discussion with attorney Kent Emison and the film's producer/director, Susan Saladoff.