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Suisman Shapiro Donates the Documentary Film, “Hot Coffee,” to Five Local Libraries

In cooperation with the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Suisman Shapiro Attorneys at Law has donated the documentary film, “Hot Coffee,” to five local libraries including Bill Memorial Library in Groton, East Lyme Public Library, Gales Ferry Library, Groton Public Library and Otis Library in Norwich. The film exposes some of the widespread misconceptions about this infamous personal injury case and also discusses several other concerning trends in our civil justice system that threaten individual’s rights and access to our court system. The movie has received numerous awards in the film industry.

Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his top ten 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.

To learn more about the documentary, click here.

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