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Get some free ‘Hot Coffee’ at the Grand Cinema on Tuesday

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on June 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
June 7, 2012 4:56 pm

A non-profit advocacy group for trial lawyers is screening the documentary “Hot Coffee” twice on Tuesday followed by panel discussions. Both events are free and open to the public.

The Washington State Association for Justice is sponsoring the events at the Grand Cinema.

An informal reception with complimentary appetizers and beverages will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday followed by the documentary film which offers its take on Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who spilled hot McDonald’s coffee on herself and sued the fast food chain. The film explores how and why the case garnered so much media attention and reveals the parties involved with the lawsuit.

When the film is over at 3:30 p.m. there will be a 30-minute panel and audience discussion on the issues raised in the film including tort reform, jury trials and mandatory arbitration. The panel will include trial lawyers.

The same event will begin again at 6 p.m.

WSAJ Communications Specialist Susan West said, “We’ve been holding these events around the state and have received fantastic feedback. It’s a great way to get the community together to talk about controversial civil justice issues.”

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