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The Runaway Jury follows the case of Celeste Wood, the widow of Jacob Wood, who has died from lung cancer after years of smoking three packs of Bristols a day, versus Pynex, one of the Big Four tobacco companies in the United States.
Although the case has been filed four years ago, we enter the story just weeks before jury selection, when both sides are frantically trying to discover as much about the potential jurors as they possibly can. The tobacco companies have already won many of these cases before, mainly due to a secret account called The Fund. The Fund holds millions of dollars to be spent defending these lawsuits. A man named Rankin Fitch controls The Fund and stops at nothing to get the result that he wants. In contrast to the other cases, the lawyer for the plaintiff, Wendall Rohr, is also well funded and assisted by... View more of the The Runaway Jury Summary
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