A Civil Action - Rule 11; Orphans and Dogs; Discovery Summary & Analysis

Jonathan Harr
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Rule 11; Orphans and Dogs; Discovery Summary and Analysis

Both Beatrice Foods and Grace Chemical, as is the case with any large corporation, have premier law firms to represent them in any civil or criminal action. In the case of Beatrice Foods, Jerome Facher, of Hale and Door, is given the task. Facher has been around for a long time, teaches part-time at Harvard Law School, and is an attorney with significant and comprehensive trial experience. He will be a formidable adversary for young Schlichtmann and has little concern about an environmental lawsuit, given that they are almost impossible to prove. Quite busy, he sends a junior partner, Neil Jacobs, to Woburn for the purpose of interviewing the tannery manager, John. J. Riley. Originally, the tannery was owned by the Riley family, but John was forced to sell it to Beatrice Foods...

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