(USA, 2010, 88 mins)
Producers: Susan Saladoff, Alan Oxman, Carly Hugo
Cinematographer: Martina Radwan
Editor: Cindy Lee
Featuring: Stella Liebeck, Jamie Leigh Jones, Senator Al Franken, John Grisham, Oliver Diaz
Music: Michael Mollura
The infamous McDonald's spilt coffee case, which is always held up as a prime example of a "frivolous lawsuit," forms the starting point of Susan Saladoff's eye-opening, infuriating investigation into the ways corporations and big business are gaming the civil justice system to deprive us of our rights. And spending billions to make us believe this is a good thing. After hearing the facts, you'll think twice about calling that lawsuit frivolous. The four stories she tells, from a raped female soldier who has no legal recourse against her attackers to the judge whose name was smeared for opposing tort reform, cast much needed light on a subject that's been deliberately kept in the dark.
Free screening. No ticket required.
Fri, Jun 17th 7:30pm
Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE 12