John Terry and Steve McDonald serve up "Hot Coffee"
On November 29, General Counsel Steve McDonald and John Terry (Professor, FAV) sponsored a screening of “Hot Coffee”. The event was co-sponsored by the Roger Williams University School of Law and the Rhode Island Association for Justice
(RIAJ). The documentary “Hot Coffee” takes a very skeptical look at the “tort reform” movement. Debunking the urban legends surrounding the McDonald’s coffee spill case, the documentary tackles 3 subject areas where there have been aggressive efforts by big businesses to constrict the right to a jury trial in civil cases: imposing damage caps and mandatory arbitration, and influencing judicial elections. Underwritten by the RIAJ and moderated by RWU Law Adjunct Professor Don Migliori
, a large crowd gathered in the RISD Auditorium to see the movie, hear from it’s remarkable producer/director Susan Saladoff, and then witness a debate on tort reform featuring the Presiding Justice of the RI Superior Court Alice Gibney, leading defense lawyer Kelly Sheridan
, and RWU Law Prof Carl Bogus
, author of “Why Lawsuits Are Good for America.”
Click here for the movie trailer and here for Susan’s appearance on the “Colbert Report”.
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