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A Civil Action

A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr

A true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation’s largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination. Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship” by The New York Times, A Civil Action is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice.

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February 4, 2021

The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer

The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America’s Most Powerful Trial Lawyer by Curtis Wilkie

The story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff’s lawyer in America. Scruggs made a fortune taking on mass tort lawsuits against “Big Tobacco” and the asbestos industries. He was hailed by Newsweek as a latter-day Robin Hood, and portrayed in the movie, The Insider, as a dapper aviator-lawyer. Scruggs’ legal triumphs rewarded him lavishly, and his success emboldened both his career maneuvering and his influence in Southern politics…but at a terrible cost, culminating in his spectacular fall, when he was convicted for conspiring to bribe a Mississippi state judge.

April 1, 2021

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