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
In the movie, A Civil Action, the plaintiff’s case began when a group of various parents and families believed that the health related issues and deaths in their city of Woburn was the result of contaminated water. Although the attorney, Jan Schlichtmann, was reluctant to take the case at first because they didn’t have plausible cause, he realized that 2 corporations sat at the border of the river. Mr. Schlichtmann and his firm thus took the case and file a major lawsuit which stated that the the two corporations, Grace and Beatrice, caused wrongful deaths due to the dumping of hazardous waste. The plaintiff side of this case then begins to collect scientific evidence and witness statements in order to prove that both Grace and Beatrice were
Alberto Gonzales v. Angel McClary Raich, 545 U.S Facts: California passed the “Compassionate Use Act of 1996” which allowed for ill residents to use medical marijuana for medical purposes. The respondents, Angel Raich and Diane Morson suffered from several illness that only medical marijuana could treat. They were growing marijuana in their home, and had their plants destroyed by DEA agents.The Defendant sued the Attorney General, arguing that Congress had exceeded their interstate commerce clause authority in legislating the behavior of a local citizen, consuming a locally grown herb in his own home, after the act was passed.
The Jerry Sandusky trial began in 2012 and was held in Centre County, Pennsylvania. Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in jail (Curry, 2015). The details of the case are horrific in nature, and worse is five men were made aware of the incidents and no action was taken to alert authorities. During the trial the victims were led through questions that all pointed toward the trust they had in Sandusky. The university is located in a small town setting where people work hard and have little; Sandusky reaching out to someone was considered a big deal.
The Narcos are mentioned because the mayor’s wife has a brother who is a Narco that might have a connection to the missing students. He makes us understand the government is a major part of the students disappearing by interviewing Gibler a journalist, Alejandro Paéz Varela a influential digital news site, and Solatinde human rights speaker. They all say their opinion on how the government is hiding information from the missing students parents and giving hope to them stated in article one “What causes less damage to the system?” Solalinde asked To say they [the students] were burned, with everything that implies? Or say they’re disappeared and that they don’t
The M 'Naghten rule is not only found the United States, countries like England share the rule for their insanity defense cases. A case in England shows that this rule is not a credible source. Referring back to Jon Ronson and his TED talk, he shared a case in England where a man faked insanity and was later labeled as a psychopath. A man named Tony beat a man and was originally going to get a 5 year sentence. After talking to a cell mate Tony plead insanity and was taken to Broadmoor Asylum for the criminally Insane, he served 15 years there.
Summary of How American Health Care Killed my Father How American Health Care Killed my Father is a systematic study that will change your prospective health care: the story describe about how American health care is failing, it also explain why expanding health care coverage will make things worse than it is now, and how our health care can be transformed into affordable rate. In 2007, David Goldhill’s was admitted into New York City hospital, two weeks later he father died from an illness that he acquired in a New York City hospital, and so many death cause by medical error that could have been avoided. The bill was too much and Medicare paid everything. The situation left Goldhill angry and he didn’t understand how medical profession
Web. 22 Sept. 2015 In this journal article, Bowers summarizes the 2012 Supreme Court case of Brown v. Plata and the rulings regarding the issue. The various background information, such as the the split opinions of the Supreme Court Justices, especially that of Justice Scalia (564). Bowers points out that the case came about when a California inmate sued because he did not receive the health care he needed. One of the major claims regarding the issue is that overcrowding was the root of the problem (556).
Boom! That is the sound of a bullet being shot at Lisa at the end of “Lisa the Iconoclast” because of her trying to preach forbidden knowledge of Jebediah Springfield. During “Lisa the Iconoclast” Lisa and her class were given an assignment to write a paper about Jebediah Springfield, and Lisa in her extensive research came upon secret confession from Jebediah himself, revealing himself as a criminal with a checkered past. During the last moments of the episode, Lisa hesitates to tell the town about the evidence incriminating the town’s beloved hero. Lisa, as she would have done 10/10 times goes and does extensive research on her topic, Jebediah.
Devil’s Island On November 30th, 1933, in Seattle, Washington, Mr. Pyle turned on the gas and cut one of his wrists. A few minutes later his wife smelled the gas and found her husband who police said was “despondent over financial troubles,” and brought him to the hospital. The Great Depression influenced many crimes and suicides that were necessary for most people to commit due to their financial deprivation. Financial stress being the number one cause for this violence, made it very hard for many families to succeed during the 1920s. If you disobeyed the rules of society, they sent you to prison.