The Litigators

She had never been involved in a mass tort case , though as a pure litigator this was not much of an obstacle . Walker and Massey knew her recent string of courtroom wins included a wide range of issues — groundwater contamination ...

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385535252

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • After leaving a fast-track legal career and going on a serious bender, David Zinc is sober, unemployed, and desperate enough to take a job at Finley & Figg, a self-described “boutique law firm” that is anything but. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are in fact just two ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple. But now the firm is ready to tackle a case that could make the partners rich—without requiring them to actually practice much law. A class action suit has been brought against Varrick Labs, a pharmaceutical giant with annual sales of $25 billion, alleging that Krayoxx, its most popular drug, causes heart attacks. Wally smells money. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of Krayoxx users to join the suit. It almost seems too good to be true ... and it is.

The Litigators

The young lawyer who brought this case has no experience as a litigator. He's incapable of handling a case like this. We intend to bombard him with paper, use the whole arsenal of legal procedures to stop this nuisance law suit.

Author: Lindsay G. Arthur


ISBN: 1459607503


Page: 460

View: 949

A woman living near a toxic waste site that was treated with a new process using genetically engineered microbes develops a mysterious neurological illness. By chance, she meets a passionate young lawyer at a neighborhood church supper. He feels obligated to find justice for his new struggling client and in the process takes on the largest law firm in Minnesota. How far will Dillon Love go for his client if the end result of his lawsuit is to destroy the brilliant university professor who has dedicated his entire life to improving the environment? How far will Henry Holten go to defeat the graceful woman whose family and financial future is dependent upon the success of her court case? The Litigators is a riveting page-turner, which asks if there can be any justice for either party without infliction of a great injustice on the other. This winner-take-all legal battle brings together three tenacious lawyers and their highly worthy clients in a way that forever changes the lives of all.

The Litigators

The best-selling author of The Confession and The Appeal presents a latest legal thriller in which high-stakes courtroom tensions lead up to an explosive, unorthodox conclusion.

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 9780385535137

Category: Fiction

Page: 385

View: 868

The best-selling author of The Confession and The Appeal presents a latest legal thriller in which high-stakes courtroom tensions lead up to an explosive, unorthodox conclusion.

The Consciousness of the Litigator

I have worked with and against litigators of a range of styles and temperaments. I have read and heard countless opinions, decisions, orders, and judgments from trial and appeals courts, arbitrators, and quasi-judicial of‹cers.

Author: Duffy Graham

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472023500

Category: Law

Page: 152

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"An important and thought-provoking addition to the literature on the ethics of lawyers." ---Kimberly Kirkland, Franklin Pierce Law Center The Consciousness of the Litigator investigates the role of the lawyer in modern American political and social life and in the judicial process, and plumbs lawyers' perceptions of themselves, their work, and, especially, their sense of right and wrong. In so doing, the book sheds light on the unique and little-examined subject of the moral mind of the litigator, whose work extends to all corners of society and whose primary expertise---making legal arguments---is the fundamental skill of all lawyers. The Consciousness of the Litigator stands with Michael Kelly's Lives of Lawyers as a must-read for the many law students, scholars, and practicing litigators who struggle to balance ethical questions with the dictates of their highly commercialized profession.

Out of the Closets and into the Courts

though, in that it led to the formation of the Ad-Hoc Task Force to Challenge Sodomy Laws, the ‹rst ongoing mechanism for communication and coordination between the myriad sodomy reform litigators across the nation.

Author: Ellen Ann Andersen

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472021575

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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Over the past 30 years, the gay rights movement has moved from the margins to the center of American politics, sparking debate from bedroom to boardroom to battlefield. Out of the Closets and into the Courts analyzes recent gay rights cases and explores the complex relationship between litigation and social change. “An excellent book, enlightening and well-written. Out of the Closets and into the Courts should be highly useful in the classroom and of interest to a broad audience.” --Evan Gerstmann, Loyola Marymount University “A detailed historical analysis of changes in the law surrounding gay and lesbian relationships, Out of the Closets and into the Courts also breaks fresh ground in thinking about how and when law can be used to affect social change. The concept of a legal opportunity structure, which complements the concept of political opportunity structure, proves to be very useful in analyzing judicial changes in the law. A very impressive analysis.” --Mayer Zald, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan “Ellen Andersen's book integrates sophisticated sociolegal theory and thorough empirical research into a compelling, insightful analysis of legal mobilization campaigns led by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. This study makes a significant contribution to scholarship about struggles over gay rights in the U.S. and about legal reform politics in general.” --Michael McCann, University of Washington Ellen Ann Andersen is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

The Litigators

Includes excerpt from Calico Joe (p. [475]-488).

Author: John Grisham


ISBN: 9780553841398

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 935

The partners at Finley & Figg - all two of them - often refer to themselves as 'a boutique law firm.' They are, in fact, a two-bit operation always in search of their big break. After twenty plus years together, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy bungalow offices in southwest Chicago. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm. Being in grips for being unemployed, starts working in the Finley & Figg. With their new associate on board, F&F is ready to tackle a big case - An popular drug, Krayoxx, the number one cholesterol reducer for the dangerously overweight, produced by Varrick Labs, a giant pharmaceutical company, has come under fire after several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of people who have had heart attacks while taking Krayoxx, convince them to become clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune.

Research Handbook on Big Data Law

Artificial intelligence (“AI”) and data analytics are transforming how litigators advocate for and consult with their clients. This transformation will require litigators to apply new approaches to litigation.

Author: Roland Vogl

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788972821

Category: Law

Page: 544

View: 471

This state-of-the-art Research Handbook provides an overview of research into, and the scope of current thinking in, the field of big data analytics and the law. It contains a wealth of information to survey the issues surrounding big data analytics in legal settings, as well as legal issues concerning the application of big data techniques in different domains.

Implementation of the Carter Review of Legal Aid

The litigators obtain their client's detailed instructions , proof of evidence and comments on the prosecution evidence . In more serious and complex cases the prosecution evidence does not arrive in one bundle , it arrives piecemeal ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Constitutional Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215033741

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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Implementation of the Carter Review of Legal Aid : Third report of session 2006-07, report, together with formal minutes, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

Lawyers in Practice

Why is this conduct viewed as ethically uncontroversial in the corporate litigator's mind? Corporate litigators' notions of what it means to be ethical are shaped both by the nature of litigation and their role in that process and by ...

Author: Leslie C. Levin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226475158

Category: Law

Page: 386

View: 978

How do lawyers resolve ethical dilemmas in the everyday context of their practice? What are the issues that commonly arise, and how do lawyers determine the best ways to resolve them? Until recently, efforts to answer these questions have focused primarily on rules and legal doctrine rather than the real-life situations lawyers face in legal practice. The first book to present empirical research on ethical decision making in a variety of practice contexts, including corporate litigation, securities, immigration, and divorce law, Lawyers in Practice fills a substantial gap in the existing literature. Following an introduction emphasizing the increasing importance of understanding context in the legal profession, contributions focus on ethical dilemmas ranging from relatively narrow ethical issues to broader problems of professionalism, including the prosecutor’s obligation to disclose evidence, the management of conflicts of interest, and loyalty to clients and the court. Each chapter details the resolution of a dilemma from the practitioner’s point of view that is, in turn, set within a particular community of practice. Timely and practical, this book should be required reading for law students as well as students and scholars of law and society.