The book A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr explains the predicament of a lawyer who rejected a case that was very risky and complicated as a personal injury lawyer. Through various legal concepts and terminologies discussed in class, the story details how the judicial system operates. Particularly, the case involves victims of childhood leukemia in the small town of Woburn, Massachusetts, where the city wells have been found to be contaminated with tetrachloroethylene (TCE) — a suspected carcinogen and other industrial byproducts. (Glantz, 1998). Two of the largest corporations, companies names, each with a plant near the wells were accused of being responsible.
Bernie Banton became a campaigner for the right of workers to receive compensation from James Hardie, Bernie Banton and past James Hardie employees had their rights overstepped and decided to take the matter to court, the company knew of the dangers of asbestos many years before they ceased to use it in their plants and yet continued to expose their workers to its dangers, continually working without protective clothing. James Hardies Company infringed their employees’ rights when they failed to provide the adequate care to their employees’ having known of the dangers of asbestos yet they still made their employees continue with their jobs, as a past employee of James Hardie; Banton Sued James Hardie for negligence in 2000. He was one of an estimated 12500 claims made against the company for asbestos related
He had extreme metal issues, however, at the same time I also felt sorrow for him because his mental health issues is what lead him to destroy his relationship with his family, especially from his daughter, who he greatly loved. He should have gotten help from the very beginning. It is almost like it is his fault for not seeking help for his condition at least for his family. The story got creepy when Bill called his ex-wife Beth and said he was coming to basically kill her because she was disrespecting him for not allowing him to attend his daughter’s birthday party. It almost felt as if Bill was isolated from society.
Eric’s mother, family, and friends, who all fall under the concept of informal audience, believe that Eric was murdered. Some believe he was shot by a white man and others believe he was drowned by one, nonetheless they all believe the people from St. Joseph took part in covering up his death and making sure no one would find out the truth. All the while, the informal audience of St. Joseph consists of their residents who believe that Eric was suicidal and that he willingly jumped into the lake or he somehow accidently drowned. There is a continuous contest over meaning when it comes down to Eric’s death. In the novel The Other Side of The River, both towns of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph argue that their meaning behind his death is the truth.
Dana has to save him from various occurrences such as a river that he was drowning in, a fire that he set and about burnt the house down, an illness he got from drinking, and finally a fight with a slave over the fact that he wanted his wife. Dana even had to save Rufus from getting in trouble by his dad a few times. Dana would have to make excuses
Another example is having multiple workers getting injured like Mikolas who lost his hand and Antana who had a lung disease and died from the chemical that surrounded him in the pickle room, there’s no safety net or medical treatment given to them, if your sick or injured you are replaced with someone worthy of their money, you are replaceable. Another reason is when Jurgis found out about Phil Connor and Ona, Jurgis’s instinct overcame him, he attacked Connor and went to court and testified to the judges about what he has done to Ona but since Connor has power and connection all over the social structure in Chicago the judges believed Connor’s words against Jurgis. Everything that surrounded them was corrupted, the factories, businesses, policeman, judges, courtrooms, and the government. People lied about everything because they knew they could get away with it. Jurgis and his family came and migrated to American to live the American dream but instead, they lived and experienced the American
Fred Eaton and William Mulholland both used lies and a series of trickery and strategies to convince the farmers to give their water to Los Angeles. But, when they found out they 've been lied to, they were outraged. Mulholland had easily taken their water and built a aqueduct, so the ranchers were angry. They were so outraged that they decided to blow up the aqueduct! Once they did, Mulholland was mad and starting being protective over the water he lied
As mentioned before regarding the movie “The Rainmaker,” we take on the part of a defence lawyer who has to defend Rudy Baylor, a lawyer who just graduated from law school. The case regards self defence against Kelly Riker’s husband who tried attacking him because of jealousy. Secondly, we defend Kelly Riker, who’s a battered wife that wasn’t capable of leaving her abusive relationship from being frightened of being killed. The reason we defend her is that she took the blame upon her for the killing of her husband to safe Rudy Baylor. As a defence lawyer, from the facts, drowned out from Rudy Baylor’s self-response, one must identify its reactions as self defence and not be found guilty.
The reason she can't go to medical school is because Walter gave away Big Walters insurance money to Willy Harris, who then stole it. For this reason, the ending is bitter because Walter gave away money made out of “Big Walters flesh”, causing the family to be torn. Following this, Lindner gives the Youngers a warning saying, “I hope you people know what you're getting into” (149). This foreshadows that something bad may happen at the new house since Linder is telling them that they better know what to expect. Implying that the Youngers could very well be in danger from their white neighbors.
The cause of Poe’s death is still widely debated today. Poe died of encephalitic rabies because of the likeness of Poe’s symptoms and those caused by rabies, Dr.Benitez backs his rabies theory up with irrefutable scientific evidence, also Pollin and Benedetto try to disprove the scientific evidence provided by Dr.Benitez with false information that portrays them as unreliable sources. Poe’s symptoms were very similar to those of rabies. Benitez says that Poe refused alcohol and could barely drink water: “Rabies victims frequently exhibit hydrophobia, or fear of water, because it is painful to swallow” (“Poe’s Death” 187). This statement by Benitez shows that he was hydrophobic and was not drinking anything.
In the documentary Tapped, filmmakers look into large water/soda companies, like Coca Cola and Pepsi, and talk about the negative effects that bottled water has on our ecosystem and health. In the beginning, the filmmakers go to a small town in Maine that is fighting the Nestle Waters Corporation. The Nestle Corporation went to this small town in Maine and started to draw out its water, without the permission of the towns’ people. The lakes and people of this small town are now suffering because of the horrendous actions of the Nestle Waters Corporation. Some of the negative effects caused to the Nestle Corporation in Maine are that the lakes are now polluted with plastic and that the waters in the lakes are now much less than they used to
In 2011, my uncle was at the wrong place, at the wrong time. He was killed in a shooting between two rival cartels in the city. Two family businesses had to close because their safety was at risk. Business owners had to pay extortion money to the cartel-linked gangs to continue operating. However, the extortion money was too much, and the business would eventually end bankrupt.
The trial court dismissed the complaint. Susan Kirkpatrick then appealed the decision, suing the insurance company of John Zitz, Transamerica Insurance Company, for intentional infliction of emotional distress by telling Zitz to not tell Kirkpatrick that the skunk she was bitten by, had been lost. Procedural History: (How did this case get to this court? What occurred before in the court below, if any?) John Zitz, owner of the pet store, was sued in trial court for injuries sustained by