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The Runaway Jury Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 18 Summary

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Chapter 18 Summary

It's Friday morning and the Wall Street Journal runs a front page story covering the testimony of Krigler, and also containing the vehement denials of the tobacco companies. Judge Harkin reads it an hour before going into court and calls Lou Dell to make sure that the jurors don't see or read it. She is happy to oblige.

After Krigler's damaging testimony the day before, the defense opts for a lighter approach on Friday, a move which doesn't get past the jury but doesn't impress them either. Wendall Rohr calls Dr. Roger Bunch, the U.S. Surgeon General and a known critic of the tobacco industry. His title and fame gave him free reign to condemn all aspects of the tobacco industry, and the jury eats it up. Once again, Easter slips a note to the Judge, suggesting that they work through the weekend so that the...

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