FREE Screenings sponsored by:
MARTIN COUNTY FLORIDA ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS
with contributions by:
LEOPOLD LAW P.A.
GLORETTA HALL, P.A.
DONALDSON & WESTON, P.A
The Martin County Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) is proud to sponsor Hot Coffee, a documentary feature film on the American Civil Justice System. FAWL is dedicated to upholding the integrity and honor of the legal profession. This documentary presentation strives to educate the community of the individual rights and protections afforded by our court system and the importance of preserving a fair and balanced administration of justice.
88 min / Spoken Language: English / NR
Is justice being served?
Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman put it on one of his Top Ten lists. More than 15 years later, the McDonald’s coffee case continues to be cited as a prime example of how citizens use “frivolous” lawsuits to take unfair advantage of America’s legal system. But is that an accurate portrayal of the facts? First-time filmmaker and former public interest lawyer Susan Saladoff uses the infamous legal battle that began with a spilled cup of coffee to investigate what’s behind America’s zeal for tort reform. By following four people whose lives were devastated by the attacks on our courts, this thought-provoking documentary challenges the assumptions Americans hold about “jackpot justice.”
Eye-opening indictment of the way big business spins the media.”
“Stunning debut … Sends audiences out of the theater thinking in a brand new way.”
“Entertaining, informative … vividly illuminating.”
Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, Hot Docs
Official Selection, Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival