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Famous Trials and Historic Litigation


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Erin Brockovich (Anderson v. Pacific Gas & Electric)

Erin Brockovich's case (Anderson v. PG&E) told in a story form by lawyer Carole Bos. It describes the background and outcome of the case, which involved chrome 6 contamination in Hinkley California, and includes excerpts of transcripts, trial briefs, PG&E statements issued before and during the trial, and other documents.
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A Civil Action: The Real Story
Source: Boston Phoenix

This article explains the real story on which the movie "A Civil Action" is based. It describes the background of the case (which involved contamination of groundwater in Woburn, Massachusetts), the trial itself, and its aftermath, and includes excerpts of interviews with Anne Anderson, a plaintiff in the case.
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County of Allegheny v. American Civil Liberties Union
Source: Cornell University Law School

A case summary and complete opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court in the County of Allegheny v. American Civil Liberties Union. The case, decided in 1989, involved the constitutionality of holiday displays on public property in Pittsburgh. Includes the syllabus (summary of the case), final ruling, and judges' opinions. Justice Blackmun delivered the court's opinion.
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Dentists Sued in Texas Over Mercury Fillings
Source: Vaccination News

An article by Dick Stanley, for the Cox News Service, which describes the suit filed by California lawyer Shawn Khorrami, on behalf of an autistic boy, against the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, dentist Taylor McKewen, and many corporations that manufacture amalgam fillings. The suit alleged that fillings containing mercury caused autism in Cody Wyatt Botter.
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Source: The Washington Post

An archive of articles and information on the Enron lawsuit. The website also includes a link to a timeline outlining the fall of Enron.
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