Tort Reform explained by Susan Saladoff on The Colbert Report
Susan Saladoff, a medical malpractice attorney for 26 years has created “Hot Coffee,” a 2011 documentary that explores the impact of tort reform on the United States judicial system. The title “Hot Coffee” is named after the controversial 1994 Liebeck v. McDonalds Restaurants lawsuit which helped spark the debate over U.S. tort reform.
The “Hot Coffee” lawsuit has been used by many as an example of frivolous litigation, and has been called the "the poster child of excessive lawsuits.” Many believe that it was a meaningful and worthy lawsuit.
On October 25th, Susan Saladoff appeared on “The Colbert Report” to discuss her new documentary. Susan explains what tort reform is, why it’s good for corporations, and why it’s not good for average citizens.
Watch this very informative (and entertaining) clip from “The Colbert Report.”
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