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How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice.

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The McDonald's coffee case has been routinely cited by the media as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of the legal system. We will show how this case became so popular in the media, who funded the effort and to what end. We will tell the truth and let the audience decide if spilling hot coffee is really as profitable as they might otherwise believe. Written by Anonymous

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1 August 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

We as a people have to be aware of laws and public policy that is being influenced by big corporations through the use of/and because of money.

Laws and public policy directly affect our freedoms as a people.

This movie beautifully brings this to light, and uses a number of cases which illustrate corporate influence and just downright greedy behaviour.

The narrative is interesting, entertaining and easy to follow. The "lawyer speak" is broken down so everyone can understand it.

I highly recommend this movie! (PS. I WAS one of those "err she's suing over hot coffee?" people.. not any more!)


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