HBO Documentary Hot Coffee highlights how tort reform affects Texas families

On Monday June 27th, HBO will screen the critically acclaimed documentary Hot Coffee, a documentary that examines the effects of tort reform on individuals and families in Texas and throughout the United States. The documentary uses the story of Stella Liebeck, the plaintiff in the famous McDonald’s coffee case that many members of the public think they know the facts of (but typically don’t) and that is often held up by tort reformers as an example of frivolous litigation or juries making unjustified damage awards. Hot Coffee follows four people, including Stella Liebeck and also Jamie Leigh Jones, currently a Plaintiff against KBR and Halliburton

Anyone with an interest in the preservation of individual rights and the access of Texas families to the civil justice system would do well to watch this important documentary and educate themselves as to the dangers uncontrolled tort reform poses.