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Hot Coffee : It Needs to be Watched!


I may take a pledge that I won’t talk to anyone about tort reform if they haven’t seen this documentary. If they can watch it and still support tort reform that’s fine. I would guess that they are probably well paid for their opinion.

It’s been interesting to see the initial lines of attack on Hot Coffee. There is some "movie reviewer" in Miami, that complains about cherry picked issues. His first couple of paragraphs is ……wait for it…….. Yes , cherry picked issues. He then goes on to write a piece that all of the #tcot’s can re-tweet. Tough to say if he sat down and actually watched the whole thing.

This movie covers:

- The Coffee Case (shows you where it happened, how it happened, and actually talks to a juror.) It also explains why you have never heard from Stella.

- Caps on damages. Telling the story of a identical twin that was brained damaged at birth, How a jury awarded 5.6 million dollars and the Nebraska liability cap took most of it away. It’s a hard cap that covers everything. Got 6 million in medical bills? Tough.

- The buying of judicial elections. How state courts have been stacked in favor of U S Chamber of Commerce bought judges.

- Mandatory arbitration clauses. Telling the story of of a female employee of Halliburton who was raped, beaten, tortured, and locked in a storage container in Iraq by fellow employees. Who was told she had no right to sue because of a arbitration clause in her employment contract.

These are real life examples that tort reformers don’t want to see and really don’t want you to see . It’s easier to just say it’s about those dirty rotten trial lawyers. No, it’s about real people that the U S Constitution was meant to protect.

Come on tort reformers, tea party members, constitutionalists, conservatives of every kind and type and watch this movie. You might learn something.


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    Thank you for posting this Mike. Do you know if this documentary will be available outside of HBO?

  2. Mike Bryant says:
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    It will be available for sale in a couple of months. I will make sure everyone knows about it and expect I will be buying and giving out a lot of copies.

  3. Cilla Mitchell says:
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    Tort Reform is a legal weapon used in Texas against Texans.

    When there are laws on the books preventing the common man from getting accountability, then there is no telling what will happen.

    Providing a link showing how Tort Reform is working in Texas, or not.


    Or, just Google Cleveland Mark Mitchell, then click on youtube Cleveland Mark Mitchell December 12 1950 – April26 2008.

    Thank you for your time,

    Cilla Mitchell

    A Texas nurse and vet

  4. Mike Bryant says:
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    Cilla, Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

  5. Claude says:
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    I’m looking for message boards carrying commments by people who saw this and still swallow the “tort reform” argument.
    I’m not finding them.

  6. Mike Bryant says:
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    The key people are the average American that needs to get the chance to hear what really happened.
    I’ve been told a couple of times this week:
    – I didn’t know there were ever caps on anything but punitive damages.
    – Did you see those scars?
    – You mean the raped employee was really told she couldn’t sue and that the beating was a part of her job.

    People need to watch it and then lets talk about tort reform. Thanks for reading and the comment Claude.

  7. mike phelan says:
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    Did you see the photo of the Miami reporter? He makes the Unibomber look friendly.

  8. Mike Bryant says:
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    Ok Mike now I get it. I rewatched the movie trying to figure out who the Miami reporter is. It’s the “reviewer”, Yes he looks very friendly. Thanks for the comment.