Hot Coffee Subject Of Film And Discussion At Library — Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Written by
Valeri Drach Weidmann

Members of the New Jersey Citizen Action group will screen the documentary Hot Coffee: Is Justice Being Served, on Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 PM at the Highland Park Public Library, 31 North Fifth Avenue. A discussion will follow the 86 minute 2011 film.

For more information about library film events call 732-572-2750 or go to the website at

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 Americas 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.

For more information go to or call the library at 732-572-2750 or please contact Ann Vardeman at or visit New Jersey Citizen Action's Facebook page.

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