"Hot Coffee" Film Screening and Discussion

"Hot Coffee" Film Screening and Discussion

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Warren Hall, Grace Courtroom

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Is Justice Beign Served?

Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his Top 10 list. And more than fifteen years later, its infamy continues. Everyone knows the McDonald’s coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America’s legal system, but is that a fair rendition of the facts?

"Hot Coffee" reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort and to what end. After seeing this film, you will decide who really profited from spilling hot coffee. 

Join USD's law library, Sports & Entertainment Law Society (SELS), and the Business Law Society (BLS) for a unique movie event. Attorneys practicing personal injury law will introduce the film followed by a screening. Enjoy coffee-based refreshments, and stick around after the movie to participate in a moderated discussion with "Hot Coffee's" director/producer Susan Saladoff. 

Learn more at www.hotcoffeethemovie.com.


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