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The Resource Hot coffee, HBO Documentary Films ; If Not Now and The Group Entertainment presents ; directed by Susan Saladoff ; produced by Carly Hugo, Alan Oxman, Susan Saladoff, (DVD videorecording)

Hot coffee, HBO Documentary Films ; If Not Now and The Group Entertainment presents ; directed by Susan Saladoff ; produced by Carly Hugo, Alan Oxman, Susan Saladoff, (DVD videorecording)

Label
Hot coffee
Title
Hot coffee
Statement of responsibility
HBO Documentary Films ; If Not Now and The Group Entertainment presents ; directed by Susan Saladoff ; produced by Carly Hugo, Alan Oxman, Susan Saladoff
Title variation
Hot coffee
Title variation remainder
is justice being served?
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Analyzes and discuses so called "frivolous law suits" and the impact of tort reform on the United States judicial system. Discusses several cases and relates each to tort reform in the U.S.: Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants (public relations campaign to instigate tort reform); Colin Gourley's malpractice lawsuit and caps on damages; the prosecution of Mississippi Justice Oliver Diaz and judicial elections; Jamie Leigh Jones v. Halliburton Co. and mandatory arbitration. Exposes how corporations spent millions on a propaganda campaign to distort Americans' view of lawsuits, forever changing the civil justice system. From the infamous case of the woman who sued McDonalds over spilled coffee to the saga of the Mississippi Supreme Court Justice deemed 'not corporate enough' by business interests, this program tears apart the conventional wisdom about 'frivolous lawsuits.'
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Martina Radwan ; editor, Cindy Lee ; music, Michael R. Mollura, Joel Goodman
Language note
English audio
PerformerNote
Al Franken, John Grisham
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Saladoff, Susan
  • Hugo, Carly
  • Oxman, Alan
  • Franken, Al
  • Grisham, John
  • HBO Documentary Films
  • If Not Now Productions
  • Group Entertainment (Firm)
  • Docurama (Firm)
  • New Video Group
Runtime
86
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Torts
  • Liability (Law)
  • Arbitration and award
  • Damages
  • Frivolous suits (Civil procedure)
  • Feature films
  • Nonfiction films
Technique
live action
Label
Hot coffee, HBO Documentary Films ; If Not Now and The Group Entertainment presents ; directed by Susan Saladoff ; produced by Carly Hugo, Alan Oxman, Susan Saladoff, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes: deleted scenes, interview with the director, and trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 86 min.)
Isbn
9781422973196
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
767685253335
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
253331
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn747048493
  • (OCoLC)747048493
System details
DVD, Dolby digital stereo., NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Hot coffee, HBO Documentary Films ; If Not Now and The Group Entertainment presents ; directed by Susan Saladoff ; produced by Carly Hugo, Alan Oxman, Susan Saladoff, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
Includes: deleted scenes, interview with the director, and trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 86 min.)
Isbn
9781422973196
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
767685253335
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
253331
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn747048493
  • (OCoLC)747048493
System details
DVD, Dolby digital stereo., NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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