The belief that the American legal system is defect and flooded with unfounded but often successful lawsuits is widespread. In HOT COFFEE, director Susan Saladoff sets out to show that this belief in large part is a myth fabricated by big business in an attempt to curtail the political rights of Americans and limit the scope of the civil law system. HOT COFFEE is a forceful and well-made warning about the development of the US legal system.
Susan Saladoff has worked as a plaintiff-lawyer for 25 years. HOT COFFEE is her first film.