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Old 06-28-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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Hot Coffee (Documentary)

IMO very good documentary. You guys should check it out.



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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

Most people think they know the "McDonald's coffee case," but what they don't know is that corporations have spent millions distorting the case to promote tort reform. HOT COFFEE reveals how big business, aided by the media, brewed a dangerous concoction of manipulation and lies to protect corporate interests. By following four people whose lives were devastated by the attacks on our courts, the film challenges the assumptions Americans hold about "jackpot justice."
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Woah for a second there I thought this was about the hot coffee mod in GTA. Looks like an interesting documentary though.
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One of the stories discussed in the documentary that was pretty heart breaking is about a boy named Colin Gourley.

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Colin Gourley suffered terrible complications at birth as a result of a doctor’s negligence. He has cerebral palsy. He cannot walk. He could not speak until he was five. Irregular brain waves and the amount of time he has spent in a wheelchair have affected his bone growth. He has been through five surgeries and needs to sleep in a cast every night to prevent further orthopedic problems. His twin brother, Connor, survived without injury.

A jury ruled that Colin was a victim of medical negligence, finding that $5.625 million was needed to compensate him for his medical care and a lifetime of suffering. Last month, the Nebraska Supreme Court upheld a cruel Nebraska law that severely cut this jury verdict to one quarter of what Colin will need. As a result, Colin will have to rely on the state for assistance for the rest of his life.
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Wow...totally forgot the looks of those old McDonald cups
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Really enjoyed the documentary. Thanks for posting about it
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