The King Of Torts

The King Of Torts

He did offer some insights about himself, his rapid rise from the depths of OPD to mass tortzillionaire, all in just a few months, ... and just above it was the headline THE KING OF TORTS: FROM $40,000 To $100,000,000 IN SIX MONTHS.

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407059136

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Clay Carter has been working in The Office of the Public Defender for too long and he dreams of better things. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it's just another of the many senseless murders that hit Washington D.C. every week. But as he digs deeper, Clay stumbles upon a conspiracy too horrifying to believe. A pharmaceutical giant has been secretly and illegally testing a new drug on addicts - one that helps stop addiction, but which drives them to random acts of violence. Overnight, Clay becomes a celebrity among lawyers and a national media figure. But as the financial stakes rise, so does the danger... _______________________________________ 'A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos' - Irish Independent 'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction' - Jodi Picoult 'The best thriller writer alive' - Ken Follett 'John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers' - Telegraph 'Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller' - The Times 'Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own.' - Daily Record 'Masterful - when Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they're not just alive, they're pulsating' - Mirror 'A giant of the thriller genre' - TimeOut
Categories: Fiction

The King of Torts

The King of Torts

He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life—that would make him, almost ...

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: UOM:39015054069904

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

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The author of such best-selling legal thrillers as The Summons and The Brethren presents his latest novel of courtroom and legal suspense. 2,500,000 first printing. $2,500,000 ad/promo.
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LIFE

LIFE

KING. OF. TORTS. Melvin Belli's courtroom props and his pyrotechnical oratory have reaped big awards for his clients and himself while revolutionizing the practice of personal injury law by ROBERT WALLACE SHE was a pretty young woman, ...

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Page: 162

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.
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Writing Genre Fiction

Writing Genre Fiction

... published a number of popular legal thrillers, including The King of Torts (2003) in which young litigator, Clay Carter, of the public defender's office reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing.

Author: H. Thomas Milhorn

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581129182

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 364

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Several years ago, after many years of writing nonfiction, I decided to write a novel-a medical thriller in the mold of Robin Cook, Michael Crichton, and Michael Palmer. The problem was that, although I knew how to write and had received a number of awards for nonfiction works, I didn't know the how to write fiction. So, before putting fingers to keyboard I did a thorough search of the literature, which included reading numerous books and hundreds of website articles. What I discovered was that there simply wasn't one good source from which to learn the craft of writing genre fiction. "Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft" is the book I was looking for when I set out on my quest to learn how to write fiction. It is an attempt to share what I learned from my research. It covers the six key elements of genre fiction; the various genres and subgenres; a large number of genre-fiction writing techniques; plot, subplots, and parallel plots; structure; scene and sequel; characterization; dialogue; emotions; and body language. It also covers additional information about copyrighting and plagiarism, where to get ideas, manuscript formatting and revision, and query letters and synopses. In addition, an appendix covers a large number of grammar tips.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Uncertain Causation in Tort Law

Uncertain Causation in Tort Law

1 1 The better part of valor Of course, this cynical conversation (from John Grisham's novel The King of Torts) is fiction, not fact; still, it comes close enough to reality to bring an old proverb to mind. “Discretion is the better ...

Author: Miquel Martín-Casals

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107128361

Category: Law

Page: 351

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This discussion of causal uncertainty in tort liability shows the important normative, epistemological and procedural implications of the various proposed solutions, and will be of interest to legal scholars, legal philosophers and advanced tort law students.
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Blood in the Water

Blood in the Water

Feeding Frenzies and the Mass Tort Phenomenon Walter Champion, Carlos A. Velasquez ... Although John Grisham's The King of Torts (2003) is a fictional account of a feeding frenzy, it accurately describes the mindset of personal injury ...

Author: Walter Champion

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793652133

Category: Law

Page: 223

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This book looks at the phenomenon of mass tort litigation in the light of corporate greed.
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The Unelected

The Unelected

143 According to a poll of the membership: Jeffrey Robert White, “Top 10 in Torts: Evolution in the Common Law,” Trial, July 1996. 143 Greenman v. ... 147 “King of Torts”: Robert Wallace, “The King of Torts,” Life, Oct. 18, 1954.

Author: James R. Copland

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781641771214

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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America is highly polarized around elections, but unelected actors make many of the decisions that affect our lives. In this lucid history, James R. Copland explains how unaccountable agents have taken over much of the U.S. government apparatus. Congress has largely abdicated its authority. “Independent” administrative agencies churn out thousands of new regulations every year. Courts have enabled these rulemakers to expand their powers beyond those authorized by law—and have constrained executive efforts to rein in the bureaucratic behemoth. No ordinary citizen can know what is legal and what is not. There are some 300,000 federal crimes, 98 percent of which were created by administrative action. The proliferation of rules gives enormous discretion to unelected enforcers, and the severity of sanctions can be ruinous to citizens who unwittingly violate a regulation. Outside the bureaucracy, private attorneys regulate our conduct through lawsuits. Most of the legal theories underlying these suits were never voted upon by our elected representatives. A combination of historical accident, decisions by judges and law professors, and self-interested advocacy by litigators has built an onerous and expensive legal regime. Finally, state and local officials may be accountable to their own voters, but some reach further afield, pursuing agendas to dictate the terms of national commerce. These new antifederalists are subjecting the citizens of Wyoming and Mississippi to the whims of the electorates of New York and San Francisco—contrary to the constitutional design. In these ways, the unelected have assumed substantial control of the American republic, upended the rule of law, given the United States the world’s costliest legal system, and inverted the Constitution’s federalism. Copland caps off his account with ideas for charting a corrective course back to democratic accountability.
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Scholars of Tort Law

Scholars of Tort Law

60For a vivid account of the protracted nature of the move, drawing on Fleming's correspondence, see Lunney, 'Fleming's Law of Tort: Australian-Made or Foreign Import? Australia's Role in Making the “King” of Torts' (n 6) 224–27.

Author: James Goudkamp

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509910588

Category: Law

Page: 424

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The publication of Scholars of Tort Law marks the beginning of a long overdue rebalancing of private law scholarship. Instead of concentrating on judicial decisions and academic commentary only for what that commentary says about judicial decisions, the book explores the contributions of scholars of tort law in their own right. The work of a selection of leading scholars of tort law from across the common law world, ranging from Thomas Cooley (1824–1898) to Patrick Atiyah (1931–2018), is addressed by eminent current scholars in the field. The focus of the contributions is on the nature of the work produced by each of the scholars in question, important influences on their work, and the influence which that work in turn had on thinking about tort law. The process of subjecting tort law scholarship to sustained analysis provides new insights into the intellectual development of tort law and reveals the important role played by scholars in that development. By focusing on the work of influential tort scholars, the book serves to emphasise the importance of legal scholarship to the development of the common law more generally.
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New West

New West

Hoisting the pirate flag meant that the King of Torts had won another case . At half mast , the flag was a signal to Herb Caen ... " BELLI BLDG 722-8 LENOFFICES BELLI & CHOULOS A few weeks ago , lawyer Melvin Belli , the “ King of Torts ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020201510

Category: California

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Evidence Matters

Evidence Matters

1 John Grisham, The King of Torts (New York: Doubleday/Dell, 2003), 152 . Judith Resnick, “From 'Cases' to 'Litigation,'” Law & Contemporary Problems, 239 Correlation and Causation: The “Bradford Hill Criteria” in Epidemiological, ...

Author: Susan Haack

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139992664

Category: Law

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Is truth in the law just plain truth - or something sui generis? Is a trial a search for truth? Do adversarial procedures and exclusionary rules of evidence enable, or impede, the accurate determination of factual issues? Can degrees of proof be identified with mathematical probabilities? What role can statistical evidence properly play? How can courts best handle the scientific testimony on which cases sometimes turn? How are they to distinguish reliable scientific testimony from unreliable hokum? These interdisciplinary essays explore such questions about science, proof, and truth in the law. With her characteristic clarity and verve, Haack brings her original and distinctive work in theory of knowledge and philosophy of science to bear on real-life legal issues. She includes detailed analyses of a wide variety of cases and lucid summaries of relevant scientific work, of the many roles of the scientific peer-review system, and of relevant legal developments.
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