Civil Action J Shlichtman Case

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In the movie, A Civil Action, personal injury lawyer, Jan Schlichtman and his law firm, file a law suit against Beatrice Foods and W.R. Grace & Company. The prosecution’s case is based on the premise that these two leather companies contaminated the water supply, in Woburn, Massachusetts. The motion brought before the court requested that the eight plaintiffs be compensated for “negligence, conscious pain and suffering, and wrongful death.”1 Schlichtman presented medical evidence that illustrated an unusually high incidence of cancer in the small town of Woburn. The following quote illustrates evidence likely cited in the prosecutor’s brief, “Twelve deaths over fifteen years from leukemia, eight of them children.”2 In addition, the prosecutor
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