Check out this post on Main Street Law Blog. Nicole L. Augenti pens a great piece about Hot Coffee and the “tort reform” myth. Read: “big business wants to close courthouse doors for YOU, while retaining all rights for THEMSELVES”.
Note: the Chamber of Commerce (which is not a government institution, but a big business lobbying group) is now running paid ads on Facebook for their idiotic website “Hot Coffee Truth”. Go find it on Facebook and click it a few hundred times to run up their ad bill, but don’t waste your time watching their tripe. It’s also the top paid Google Adwords result when one searches “hot coffee movie” on Google.
Read more about the hypocracy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce here. (note: that’s a link to the American Association for Justice, a national plaintiff attorneys’ association. They have an angle, but it’s a good one, and I think you’ll be sickened once you read about the Chamber’s dirty tricks).