A Civil Action (PDF)

  • Paperback
  • 512
  • A Civil Action
  • Jonathan Harr
  • English
  • 10 July 2020
  • 9780679772675

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A Civil Action Download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Jonathan Harr Õ 7 Free read Review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Jonathan Harr A Civil Action is a non fiction book by Jonathan Harr about a water contamination case in Woburn Massachusetts in the 1980s After finding that her child is diagnosed with leukemia Anne Anderson notices a high prevalence of leukemia a relatively rare disease in her city Eventually she gathers other families and. A frightening look at how the legal system can be completely biased self serving and how one judge can destroy the lives of so many not to mention the Court of Appeals holding up inadeuate ridiculous decisions all based on res judicata For anyone wanting to be a lawyer or who is currently a lawyer this book resonates Incredibly well researched by the author You think the novel is going to end with a Hurrah but instead goes a completely different way inevitably uestioning how long you should hang on and when it is time to give up

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A Civil Action Download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Jonathan Harr Õ 7 Free read Review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Jonathan Harr Subsidiary of Beatrice Foods; a chemical company W R Grace; and another company named UnifirstIn the course of the lawsuit Schlichtmann gets other attorneys to assist him He spends lavishly as he had in his prior lawsuits but the length of the discovery process and trial stretch all of their assets to their lim. I m in the business This was an accurate and well written book about an actual case with its myriad twists and turns Harr presents the events like it s a suspense mystery novel but the book is all the fascinating because it s a true story

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A Civil Action Download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Jonathan Harr Õ 7 Free read Review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Jonathan Harr Seeks a lawyer Jan Schlichtmann to consider their optionsSchlichtmann originally decides not to take the case due to both the lack of evidence and a clear defendant Later picking up the case Schlichtmann finds evidence suggesting trichloroethylene TCE contamination of the town's water supply by Riley Tannery a. An amazing book that opens a window on the world of civil lawsuitsThe book concerns a leukemia cancer cluster of half a dozen children that popped up in the mid 1970s in Woburn Massachusetts about half an hour North of Boston Besides the cancers the children and their families also developed a host of strange ailments rashes fatigue headaches constant nausea After some tests it was proved that two wells that were pumping Woburn s water were infested with trichloroethylene TCE and were ordered shut down It looked like two factories in the area one owned by WR Grace and the other by Beatrice Foods might have been the culprits Jan Schlichtmann a relative newbie lawyer took the families case and then almost bankrupted his own firm in the process He spent over two million dollars on geologists epidemiologists doctors and law professors as well as on medical and groundwater tests all trying to prove that the two companies knowingly polluted the water and poisoned his clients The discovery process lead to years of deposed witnesses and experts and the actual trial lasted for months Of course the aftermath of appeals and counter appeals settlement offers and negotiations lasted for years It s a real life Jarndyce v Jarndyce straight out of Dickens This may sound like potentially tedious material but Jonathan Harr a former writer for the New Yorker makes it constantly vital alive and real The people in the story from the fanatically determined Schlichtmann to the droll Jer Facher the Hale Dorr lawyer for Beatrice to the ornery District Judge Walter Skinner to the families of the children all come across with their own ualities and foibles and one gets the sense of a real honest appraisal of their characters and their role in the drama The trial and discovery process offer innumerable twists and demonstrate the real thought and intelligence that must be put into these efforts by all sidesSo I heartily recommend this for anyone wanting to read about the American legal system in process or for anyone who just loves a great story