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Tort Reform And The State Of The American Justice System

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There are several terms in the legal community that have long stirred debate; among them are the phrases “frivolous lawsuit” and “tort reform.” One of the most famous cases regarding these issues was the case of an elderly woman spilling hot coffee in her lap then suing the restaurant that served her. But one of our guests  says that this famous case and others are misunderstood by the public, that tort reform is a mistake and that there is a large and ominous machine behind so-called reform. We’ll look at civil justice from both sides of the tort reform debate when Charlotte Talks, Wednesday at 9 on WFAE and wfae.org

Film screening information: October 10, 7 pm at the Epicentre Theaters. Free general admission and parking.


Susan Saladoff - Writer/Director, Hot Coffee
Bobby Jenkins - Assistant Professor, Charlotte School of Law
Ted Frank - Former Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute

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