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June 27, 2011, 5:55 pm

Hot new series on HBO

HOT COFFEE examines the dangers of so-called "tort reform" and its threat to our civil justice system. Using the now-infamous legal battle over a spilled cup of McDonald's coffee as a springboard, the film follows four families, including McDonald's plaintiff Stella Liebeck and KBR/Halliburton plaintiff Jaime Leigh Jones, whose lives have been profoundly affected by their inability to access the courts, and examines the role of corporations and a complicit media in promoting "tort reform."

In case you missed last night's premiere of HOT COFFEE, you can still catch this important film.

HBO and HBO2 are re-airing the film several times over the next few weeks (all times Mountain):

  • HBO: June 30 (11:30 AM), July 2 (8:00 AM), July 5 (8:30 AM), July 10 (2:00 PM), July 12 (10:30 PM)
  • HBO2: June 29 (6:00 PM), July 16 (4:10 AM), July 25 (2:55 AM), July 28 (4:30 PM)

It is also available on HBO's on-demand service. And, DVDs will be available in the fall. You can sign up to pre-order DVDs for yourself or schools here.

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