Archive for Thursday, March 13, 2008

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March 13, 2008

John Grisham has returned to the law office in his home state of Mississippi with his latest legal fiction.

Several people have died and many more are ill as the result of illegal dumping by the Krane chemical plant. The Peyton law firm has gone bankrupt in a five-year trial to bring justice for the victims. The verdict is guilty, with a settlement of $41 million.

The mega company, of course, has no intention of paying and predictably appeals to the state supreme court. However, the case is so sound that Krane's CEO is uncomfortable leaving the decision up to the whim of the court. One of the justice seats is up for re-election just prior to the appeal hearing. Can a candidate friendly to big business be bought?

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