9781933822150

Two Boys, Divided by Fortune, United by Tragedy : A True Story of the Pursuit of Justice

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    9781933822150

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    1933822155

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-15
  • Publisher: Camino Books Inc
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Summary

They couldn't have been more different one a teenager from affluent suburbia, the other a little kid from the poor part of the city. However, both boys would come to share a common experience as random, unsuspecting victims of terrible tragedies not merely bad luck but the result of wrongful, egregious conduct. Partners in the same Philadelphia law firm would represent the families in their quest for justice against well-known corporate entities: the Daisy Manufacturing Company, a maker of powerful airguns marketed to children; and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), which failed to properly upgrade and maintain its escalators.

Author Biography

ROBERT ZAUSNER, a former journalist with United Press International and The Philadelphia Inquirer, has won awards for feature writing and investigative reporting. The author lives in Moorestown, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Drops of Bloodp. 1
A Banging Noisep. 3
The Gunp. 5
The Escalatorp. 10
Touch and Gop. 14
Steel Teethp. 19
"Grim"p. 24
Phantom Painp. 27
Specter and Klinep. 38
"Look at the Gun"p. 48
Obstaclesp. 54
"A Boy Is a Boy"p. 61
Brown Paper Bagp. 79
Fiddlers on the Roofp. 101
Mystery Witnessp. 108
Profit Motivep. 115
Trialp. 142
A Bombp. 199
Verdictp. 221
Shooting for a Recallp. 224
Lies and Consequencesp. 233
The Votep. 248
Appeal and Settlementp. 255
Recall Recallp. 260
"Serious About Change"p. 273
"Seventy-Six Trombones"p. 280
On Horsebackp. 294
Postscriptp. 297
Acknowledgmentsp. 298
Glossary of Namesp. 299
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