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“Hot Coffee”

I encourage everyone to watch the recent documentary “Hot Coffee” for an interesting perspective on tort law in our country.  I think cases are often distorted in so many ways.  Frivolous law suits exist, there is no doubt, but there are good attorneys that are able to defend them successfully.  People look at an isolated case, like the criminal murder trial of Casey Anthony for example, and think the jury system does not work.  However, generally I think twelve citizens hearing a case is the best option, and they usually get it right.  We are the last country in the world where juries hear  civil cases and I hope it stays that way.  The right to a jury trial is fundamental.

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