Stella Liebeck v. McDonald’s Reexamined
Stella Liebeck vs. McDonald’s remains one of the most high profile mass tort cases in history. The story made international news and became the punchline for late-night TV, sitcoms like Seinfeld and Toby Keith music videos.
The new documentary project Retro Report claims that the media frenzy and the condensed versions of the case created its own version of the truth.
According the Retro Report’s website:
“Retro Report is there to pick up the story after everyone has moved on, connecting the dots from yesterday to today, correcting the record and providing a permanent living library where viewers can gain new insight into the events that shaped their lives.”
Watch the video that takes a fresh look at this well-known case. What do you think? Was this case sensationalized by the 24-hour news cycle?