A Civil Action (book)

A Civil Action (book)

Summer Reading

A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr tells an easy-to-read and compelling true story of a young Boston trial lawyer, Jan Schlichtmann, and his work on a civil case involving two chemical plants and a cluster of childhood leukemia victims. The case took nine years and brought Schlichtmann and his firm to the brink of bankruptcy. It is a gripping tale that provides a detailed overview of the U.S. civil litigation system and it is filled with the legal terms used in civil litigation. See below for a link to the movie version of the story.