Through the Lens: Hot Coffee
In our latest Through the Lens documentary, Doug is joined by trial lawyer-turned-filmmaker Susan Saladoff. Her film “Hot Coffee” uses the infamous 1994 lawsuit against McDonald’s to reveal what Saladoff sees as big business’ influence over our civil justice system. Though the McDonald’s case became a symbol of frivolous lawsuits, much of what the public thinks about the case is inaccurate. We’ll talk to Saladoff about justice for the average person and why she decided to use film to tell the story.
RadioWest and the Utah Film Center will present a free screening of Hot Coffee on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. For more information, here.
- If you can't join us at the theater, get the film Hot Coffee
- For a different perspective, listen to our archive conversation with writer and activist Philip Kay Howard on his book Life Without Lawyers.
- Read a critical response to the documentary from the legal blog Abnormal Use