A Civil Action - Blind Man's Bluff Summary & Analysis

Jonathan Harr
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Not everyone in Woburn is happy with the settlement. First, there was the issue of a vacated verdict; many, including Reverend Young, believed that Grace was probably holding a celebration about it and that corporate America had been taught nothing. In Young's mind, "...Schlichtmann had botched the first part of the trial - the easy part - and then he'd sold out when things began to look risky." (p. 452) Some of the families felt that Schlichtmann's cut of the pie is too much. Realizing that they had all signed an agreement giving him a specific percentage of the compensation and damages, they protest instead the expenses being charged to the settlement funds. They hire an attorney and an accountant to review all expense charges, and Schlichtmann eventually agrees to return eighty thousand.

The vultures circle quickly. Mulligan wants his referral fee...

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