Hot Coffee,Tort Reform & Greater Tax Burdens

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A new documentary, Hot Coffee, explores the infamous 1992 case brought against McDonald's after hot coffee spilled on a customer's lap. On Janaury 25, 2011, Democracy Now! spent the hour with various guests discussing the case, the documentary and how the incident has been used by corporations and the Chamber of Commerce to advocate for tort reform, with one result being that hard caps on medical malpractice damages shift the burden to taxpayers.