A Civil Action

Author: Jonathan Harr

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030780478X

Category: True Crime

Page: 512

View: 8519


This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by The New York Times, A Civil Action is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, A Civil Action is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened. A Civil Action was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall.

A General Theory of the Civil Action

Author: Thomas Joseph Asma

Publisher: Thomas Asma

ISBN: 1732839808

Category: Law

Page: 699

View: 4231


A general theory of the civil action.

A Documentary Companion to A Civil Action

Author: Lewis A. Grossman,Robert G. Vaughn

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 884

View: 699


This companion is intended to be used in conjunction with A Civil Action, by Jonathan Harr" and "contains a broad selection of documents from Anderson v. Cryovac.

Civil Procedure Rules in Action

Author: Ian Grainger,Michael Fealy

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 1843141167

Category: Law

Page: 759

View: 4503


The first edition of this text focused on clarity and simplicity in its exposition of the new civil procedure regime. This second, expanded edition builds on that basis and covers new topics (including costs and personal injuries), and the rules that form the ""second wave"" of the new regime.

Civil Litigation

Author: Peggy Kerley,Joanne Banker Hames,Paul Sukys, J.D.

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305176766

Category: Law

Page: 576

View: 973


Succeed in your role as a paralegal with CIVIL LITIGATION, Seventh Edition. Practical, easy-to-understand, and thoroughly up-to-date, this proven book helps you grasp the details of today's litigation practice, covers the litigation process in a range of contexts, and demonstrates the relationship of litigation to other legal specialties. Each chapter includes exercises focusing on two cases, giving you the opportunity to work the cases from beginning to end, simulating an on-the-job experience. You'll also find sample documents (such as complaints, answers, interrogatories, and deposition summaries) that familiarize you with the documents you will encounter in the litigation law office. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.