One of the most famous cases in US history is that of Stella Liebeck suing McDonald's for injuries she sustained when she spilled a cup of coffee purchased from a drive-through window at a McDonald¿s in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The jury's award of $2.7 million in punitive damages created a public outcry that helped support major tort reform efforts throughout the country. But was this award really so outrageous? The documentary Hot Coffee focuses on this case and other examples where tort reform has impacted the American litigation process. Duke Law is pleased to have Executive Producer Susan Saladoff present to take questions after the showing of the documentary. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet at email@example.com.
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