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A Civil Action was posted 11/25/2013 09:34 am by Joe in MD
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A Civil Action is a great book, though somewhat depressing, on this very subject. It shows how difficult it is to hold those responsible contamination for their actions. Much of the problem is showing that there is a direct link between the pollution and the cancer clusters. Thus, I think the more information the litigants have that connect cancer cases to the contaminated water the better. As for the morality of joining the case, I think the only way to get bad actors to stop their actions in the future is to hold them liable financially. If potential financial cost is too high, they will change their behavior. Or more likely, their insurance company will make sure they change their behavior. The lawyers will benefit and some of the plaintiffs will benefit, but the real benefit is that it might prevent future harms. The question for me would be whether I want to devote limited time to this issue. I don't know what I would do.

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