Hot Coffee: Is Justice Being Served?

Synopsis
First-time filmmaker and former public interest lawyer Susan Saladoff uses the legal battle that began with a spilled cup of coffee at a McDonald’s restaurant to investigate who and what is behind America’s zeal for tort reform. The documentary illustrates key legal concepts such as liability, litigation, arbitration and damages. It also questions the long held belief that the American legal system needs urgent reform.

DVD features: original 86-minute version and a 50-minute version of the film; SDH captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, scene selection, and five extras: FRANK LUNTZ: THE WORDS MATTER [2:14]; INSURANCE RATES [1:27]; INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR [6:01]; HOT COFFEE, MISSISSIPPI [1:53]; TAKE ACTION: WHAT YOU CAN DO [1:04]. Also, a DVD-ROM with a discussion guide covering the four cases, and a bibliography.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2013
Year of production
2011
Subjects
Law
Keywords
legal education; legal system; tort law; USA

Credits

Director
Susan Saladoff

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$350
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
86 minutes
Year
2017

Production Company

Name

Bullfrog Films

Email
info@bullfrogfilms.com
Web
http://www.bullfrogfilms.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 610 779 8226
Fax
+1 610 370 1978
Address
PO Box 149
Oley, PA 19547
USA
Notes
Bullfrog Films is a major US publisher of DVDs and videos about the environment. ‘Environment’ is defined broadly and the collection includes programmes on ecology, energy, agriculture, indigenous peoples, women’s studies, genetics, marine biology, sustainable development, community regeneration, economics, ethics, and conflict resolution. In recent years they have released many films about developing countries, globalisation, changing gender roles and human rights. Styles range from animation to drama and from personal essay to investigative documentary. Bullfrog also distributes the performing arts films from Rhombus Media.

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