Law Movie Analysis and Research Term Paper

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However, Erin Brockovich the movie has a very different ending than the actual civil action under tort law brought against California's Pacific Gas and Electric Co. The Hollywood ending would have been preferable, however life is just not that simple and a tort law case against such a company is really a long, tiring legal battle. The 1993 legal dispute from Hinkley was resolved by arbitrage and at first the damages amounted to $400 million. However, after a few of the victims got compensated the company reconsidered and the case was settled in 1996 for $333 million. Although, there are now many other environmental problems with the company it continues to exist and flourish proving that money
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Los Alamos National Library, the Karen Silkwood Story, Nuclear Reaction, Frontline, 23 November 1995, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/reaction/interact/silkwood.html

Chase, Anthony, the Cinema of Tort Liability, Movies on Trial, the New York Press, New York, 2002

Rashke, Richard. The Killing of Karen Silkwood: The Story Behind the Kerr- McGee Plutonium Case, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1981

Rustad, Michael, Nationalizing Tort Law: The Republican Attack on Women, Blue Collar Workers, and Consumers, Rutgers Law Review 48 (1996), 673

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Gas_and_Electric_Company

Sarat, Austin, Exploring the Hidden Domains of Civil Justice: 'Naming, Blaming, and Claiming' in Popular Culture, De Paul Law Review 50 (2000), 425

Los Alamos National Library, the Karen Silkwood Story, Nuclear Reaction, Frontline, 23 November 1995, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/reaction/interact/silkwood.html

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Los Alamos National Library, the Karen Silkwood Story, Nuclear Reaction, Frontline, 23 November 1995, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/reaction/interact/silkwood.html

Chase, Anthony, the Cinema of Tort Liability, Movies on Trial, the New York Press, New York, 2002

Rashke, Richard. The Killing of Karen Silkwood: The Story Behind the Kerr- McGee Plutonium Case, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1981

Rustad, Michael, Nationalizing Tort Law: The Republican Attack on Women, Blue Collar Workers, and Consumers, Rutgers Law Review 48 (1996), 673

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