It has been a long time in the making, but the documentary, Hot Coffee, will premiere on HBO on June 27 at 9:00 PM (ET/PT), 8:00 PM (Central). The film will also be available on HBO on Demand.
Hot Coffee, produced and directed by former trial attorney, Susan Saladoff, examines the dangers of so-called “tort reform” and its threat to our civil justice system. Using the now-infamous legal battle over a spilled cup of McDonald’s coffee as a springboard, the film follows four people, including McDonald’s plaintiff Stella Liebeck, whose lives have been affected by their inability to access the courts, and examines the role of corporations and a complicit media in promoting “tort reform.”
Here’s the Official Trailer:
Lawsuit Financial asks that you post your opinions on this case, especially those that believe this is a so-called “frivolous lawsuit”. On June 27, watch the film, then post again comparing your before and after comments and views. Think about these questions:
Did watching the film change your mind about your previous thoughts on the “McDonald’s Hot Coffee” case?
Did you learn anything new about “tort reform” and “damage caps”?
What will you do to help protect our civil justice system and change the misconceptions of others?
Mark Bello has thirty-three years experience as a trial lawyer and twelve years as an underwriter and situational analyst in the lawsuit funding industry. He is the owner and founder of Lawsuit Financial Corporation which helps provide legal finance cash flow solutions and consulting when necessities of life litigation funding is needed by plaintiffs involved in pending, personal injury litigation. Bello is a Justice Pac member of the American Association for Justice, Sustaining and Justice Pac member of the Michigan Association for Justice, Business Associate of the Florida, Tennessee, and Colorado Associations for Justice, a member of the American Bar Association as well as their ABA Advisory Committee, the State Bar of Michigan and the Injury Board.
Attorney, certified civil mediator, and award-winning author of the Zachary Blake Betrayal Series. Mark Bello is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, a sustaining member of the Michigan Association for Justice, and a member of the American Association for Justice.