An elderly woman, Stella Liebeck, buys coffee at a McDonald’s drive-thru, spills it on her lap, sues and wins.  This case caused quite the controversy, but also contributed to some dramatic changes in the law.  On Ringler Radio,  host Larry Cohen and co-host, Nolan Robinson, chat with Susan Saladoff, the producer and director of the documentary, Hot Coffee.  Susan gives us the real story behind this notorious coffee case, talks tort reform, frivolous lawsuits and caps on damages and shares some other examples of how individuals are not getting a fair shake in this current civil justice system.

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Caps on non-economic damages in wrongful death and no expert discovery in Oregon makes it hard to win medical malpractice cases. Now a state Supreme Court challenge to the caps in wrongful death may change that and may impact a tragic case involving the death of a baby in a medmal case. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Nolan Robinson from Ringler with special guest, Attorney Susan Saladoff, from the law firm of Davis, Hearn, Saladoff, Bridges & Visser in Ashland, Oregon and past President of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice for a discussion about these important issues of tort claims and much more.