Hot Coffee the Movie

Special screening and Discussion
Tuesday, November 5, 6:00 p.m.
Marquette Law School, Room 155

The Marquette Law School Student Chapter of WAJ / AAJ proudly presents a special screening of the feature-length documentary, Hot Coffee. Admission is free.  WAJ Past President Mike End will lead a question and answer session about the perceptions and myths around the McDonald's hot coffee case and other so-called tort "reforms."

WAJ members who want to attend should contact Tea Norfolk at the UW Law School by November 2.  She can provide WAJ members with a voucher for parking.  Her contact information is or call (414) 803-3334.

About the film: Everyone thinks they know the McDonald’s hot 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.

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