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Main Title A civil action /
Author Harr, Jonathan.
Publisher Vintage Books,
Year Published 1996
OCLC Number 35587711
ISBN 0679772677; 9780679772675; 0394563492; 9780394563497
Subjects Trials (Toxic torts)--Massachusetts--Boston ; Groundwater--Pollution--Law and legislation--Massachusetts--Woburn ; Drinking water--Contamination--Massachusetts--Woburn ; Liability for water pollution damages--Massachusetts--Woburn ; Water Pollution--legislation & jurisprudence
Additional Subjects Anderson, Anne,--1936?---Trials, litigation, etc ; WR Grace & Co--Trials, litigation, etc ; Schlichtmann, Jan
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EIAM  KF228.A7H37 1995b Region 2 Library/New York,NY 11/08/1996
EJAM  KF228.A7H37 1996 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 11/30/2001
EJCM  ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 1996 2d Flr Law Library/Washington,DC 07/03/1997
EJDM  KF228.A667H37 1996 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 08/09/2010
ERAM  KF228.A7H37 1996 2 copies Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 12/04/1998
ESAM  KF228.A7H296 1996 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/03/1997
Edition 1st Vintage books ed.
Collation 502 pages, [2] leaves of plates : map ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-500).
Contents Notes
Boston: July 1986 -- Woburn: Summer 1966 -- The lawyer -- Rule 11 -- Orphans & dogs -- Discovery -- The woodshed -- Billion-dollar Charlie -- Facher's plea -- The trial -- The vigil -- The negotiation -- Blindman's buff -- Afterword to the Vintage edition. In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. 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. A searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry--one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice--A Civil Action is also the story of how one determined man can ultimately make a difference. With an unstoppable narrative power, it is an unforgettable reading experience.