The Runaway Jury - Study Guide Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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It is Wednesday morning and the courtroom is full of Wall Street boys fresh from reading an article in Mogul by Barker, a renowned analyst who predicts that the tobacco companies could lose everything due to this trial. The jurors file in at nine and Jankle is called as a witness. He testifies well, pushing the issue of choice and abuse of smoking and cigarettes, referring to the many different brands and types of cigarettes that his company manufactures. He claims that cigarettes are okay if used responsibly, as with alcohol and other products, and compares his advertising budget to that of Coca-Cola.

Meanwhile, some of spectators are a distraction to certain jurors.. Angel is distracted by Derrick, who has shown a sudden interest in the trial, Millie is distracted by Hoppy, who has also shown a sudden interest in the trial, and Lonnie Shaver recognizes D...

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