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Rebecca Coleman, Director of the Credit Abuse Project (CAPP) and a 2010 Open Society Institute Baltimore County fellow has contributed to the Open Society Institute Audacious Ideas blog. Her article, entitled "Make Creditors Prove They are Entitled to Collect a Debt" can be viewed here. Audacious Ideas is a blog that was created to stimulate ideas and discussion about solutions to difficult problems in Baltimore.
HBO will be airing an important documentary film about tort reform and its threat to the civil justice system called “Hot Coffee” on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 9pm. The documentary follows four people, including the infamous McDonald’s Hot coffee lawsuit plaintiff Stella Liebeck, whose lives have been affected by their inability to access the courts, and how caps on damages hurt them. The film also examines the role of corporations and a complicit media in promoting tort reform. “Hot Coffee” was a selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Watch a trailer of the documentary here, and for a review of the movie, click here.
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