- John Travolta, starring in A Civil Action, reluctantly undertakes the case of people poisoned by a company’s callous disregard for natural resources and human life. His pursuit of justice is expensive, endangering his professional life and personal wealth, but he continues to tilt at windmills because the cause is righteous, and he wins without cashing in.
- Julia Roberts portraying Eric Brockavich also wins.
- Greg Kinnear represents the plaintiff in Flash of Genius he loses everything, even his family, in pursuing justice against Ford Motors over intermittent windshield wipers.
- Matt Damon portrays John Grisham’s fictional attorney who, with little experience or funding and no firm to support him triumphs over a negligent, opportunistic health insurance company in The Rainmaker.
- Paul Newman portraying another fictional attorney revives his lost dignity in The Verdict and scores sizeable punitive damages in behalf of a woman who resides lost inside a coma at great expense to her family.
- Our judicial system is constipated by frivolous lawsuits;
- Attorneys are opportunists wheedling little guys to pick up that slingshot and aim at big business;
- Attorneys charge excessive contingency fees, taking from the rich but withholding from the poor;
- Our nation will crumble if we don’t right these wrongs promptly because the Captains of Business and Industry can only thrive in a less litigious state; and
- The marketplace will correct itself without legislative or judicial interventions.
|Photo by Al Griffin|