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Did You Know… Hot Coffee Premiers Tonight on HBO?

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Hot Coffee, Susan Saladoff’s critically acclaimed film about our fundamental constitutional right to civil trial by jury premiers tonight on HBO at 9 pm (E/P) / 8 pm (C).


Hot Coffee’s Cast:

  • Stella Liebeck: Suffered 3rd degree burns when scalding hot McDonald’s coffee spilled in her lap while seating in passenger’s seat of parked car in Albuquerque, NM.
  • Colin Gourley: Born with cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice at birth. Jury awarded $5.65 million at trial to cover the medical expenses over Colin’s lifetime, but arbitrary damage caps limited recovery to only $1.25 million.
  • Oliver Diaz: Mississippi Supreme Court Justice demonized by tort reformers and criminally prosecuted on false charges.
  • Jamie Leigh Jones: Raped by co-workers while working in Iraq as a private contractor for KBR/Halliburton. Forced arbitration clause buried in employment contract eliminated her constitutional right to jury trial. US Senate ultimately enacted prohibition on such arbitration clauses for sexual assault claims in government contracts.

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