Conservative Reporter Misrepresents Court Decision Forcing Parents Of Slain Aurora Theater Shooting Victim To Compensate Ammo Companies
MediaMatters reports of the travesty that the loved ones of one of the murdered victims in the Aurora shooting has to pay the ammunition company the legal fees from a Brady Center lawsuit. The media has been getting it wrong saying the Brady Center is ordered to pay it. It is not. The loved ones of a victim have been ordered instead. Sadly even the NRA site got that right, but the rightwing media still cannot.
Now I want to add to this that if you’ve been bitching and whining about a woman who you think won millions for spilling coffee on herself (which is not what happened at all), congratulations. You’re one of the many duped into thinking “tort reform” laws that let big companies collect legal fees from the citizen who tries to sue them is a good idea.
Because the plaintiff isn’t wrong. Why the fuck would you sell that much weaponry shit to one person without any background checks? And look where it went? But the court just didn’t’ think so, and blam, the survivors of a tragedy whose loved one was murdered by such recklessness now has to pay THEM?
The media never got the McDonalds coffee lawsuit facts right. They didn’t get these facts right. And you’re left to believe people just sue companies willy nilly and destroy everything in the economy, which is far from the facts.
You’re being tricked into making yourself powerless against corporations when they’re carelessly ruining lives, in other words.
Several years ago, a film called Hot Coffee: Is Justice Being Served? revealed a lot of truth behind fabled lawsuits that were magically under-reported. It revealed this insane goal to make you powerless against the rich and powerful. And if you’ve ever watched the news and thought to yourself that “frivolous lawsuits” and “jackpot justice” is a widespread problem, then you’re being tricked, my friends. Don’t fall for it.
Especially when it comes to the gun industry who wants to capitalize off of violence and murder and never once be held accountable for it.
If you’ve not seen Hot Coffee, it’s available on Amazon. And while you’re there, don’t forget to get a great book I know about as well.
Everyone knows the case of the woman who sued McDonald s over spilled coffee. Or do they? More than 15 years after making international news, the case continues to be cited as an example of citizens who use frivolous lawsuits to take unfair advantage of the American legal system. But is that an accurate portrayal of the facts?
An eye-opening documentary with jaw-dropping revelations, HOT COFFEE exposes how corporations spend millions on propaganda campaigns to distort Americans’ view of lawsuits forever changing the civil justice system. By examining the impact of tort reform on the lives of ordinary citizens, the film shows how Americans give up their Constitutional rights in all sorts of ways without knowing it for example, by voting for caps on damages or signing away your rights in contracts. Through interviews with politicians, judges, lawyers and ordinary citizens, first-time filmmaker and former public-interest lawyer Susan Saladoff delves into the facts of four cases to tear apart the conventional wisdom about jackpot justice.