Essays Tagged: "Woburn"

"A Civil Action", by Jonathan Harr and it's effects on civil law.

are tremendous.A Civil Action did not attempt to sugarcoat the process of trying a case such as the Woburn case. The complication were numerous and often hard to overcome. For the plaintiffs, the bigg ... ed with expert witnesses, is the possibility of them making a mistake. Especially in a case such as Woburn, where both sides have a slew of expert testimony, lawyers such as Schlichtmann aren't able t ...

(7 pages) 115 0 3.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Impression of cicil trial process with regard to the Woburn case.

ice are being robbed of their right to a trial. Schlichtmann and his law firm hesitated to take the Woburn case because the time and energy needed for it didn't equal the means. They looked at the fin ... llows for resolutions to be made without recourse to the courts.Justice was and was not done in the Woburn case. Justice was done in that the company that found to have done something fraudulent had t ...

(4 pages) 32 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Take the book 'A Civil Action' by Jonathan Harr and outline this case. Discuss the problem of people whose health is affected by toxic industrial pollution in obtaining compensation under civil law.

ing the families of 12 children, all of whom had died because of leukemia, from a small town called Woburn, Massachusetts. The parents of these children, who all lived within a half mile radius of eac ... y of Beatrice Foods may have contaminated the wells through their industrial practices.The water in Woburn had always been the topic of debate. Residents claimed that the water tasted of chlorine and ...

(11 pages) 45 0 4.3 Sep/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

A Civil Action

vel begins in the present day with Jan Schlichtmann, an attorney, at his home a few days before the Woburn case is settled. This insight to the outcome of the novel gives the reader something to look ... conflict. The main conflict in A Civil Action, is that two of the wells that provide water to East-Woburn, have been contaminated with TCE, which is "a potent central nervous system depressant that c ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American