Abnormal Use Presents Live Webinar on McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case

For nearly 20 years, the story of the New Mexico woman awarded millions of dollars after burning herself with McDonald’s hot coffee has been a fixture of litigation lore.  To many, the case is an example of the need for tort reform.  To others, it represents a success of our tort system.  But what really happened in the Stella Liebeck McDonald’s hot coffee case?  Why has one cup of coffee prompted so much discussion of our litigation system? Well, guess what? You can now learn the answers to those questions from us – on a brand new live CLE webinar tomorrow!

As you know, we here at Abnormal Use have written extensively on the McDonald’s hot coffee case.  We have presented you with an extensive FAQ file on the litigation.  We have offered our review of Susan Saladoff’s recent Hot Coffee documentary.  We continue to keep you apprised of news on the hot coffee litigation front.  Our work on this subject has been cited by both NPR and The New York Times.  Now, dear readers, we are pleased to announce that Abnormal Use is set to give you hot coffee news like you have never seen it before – live over the interwebs!

So, here is your chance to finally interact with us in real time on this controversial topic! Tomorrow, on Thursday, October 20, 2011, we will present an online CLE webinar on the Stella Liebeck McDonald’s Hot Coffee case.   Due to the amount of comments on our hot coffee posts, we know you would relish the opportunity to hear our presentation and pepper us with your comments and questions.

The webcast – sponsored by Thomson Reuters – will be conducted tomorrow from 10:30 am – 11:30 am (EST) and has been approved for CLE credit in about 40 states.  You can sign-up here.  The cost of the CLE is a mere $135, and participants will be provided with course materials (prepared by your friends at Abnormal Use), an hour-long audio presentation, and the opportunity to submit questions to us during the webinar.

Some familiar names from Abnormal Use will be presenting, including Nick Farr and our editor, Jim Dedman. To show that this webcast is kind of a big deal, we have also called in Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. senior partner Howard Boyd to offer his wisdom on the subject matter.

We hope you’ll be able to join us tomorrow. If you can’t make it, you can always listen to the presentation – and earn CLE credit – later by accessing the presentation in the Thomson Reuters/West Legal Education webinar archive at your convenience.

You can access all the information about the webinar here.

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