All the Justice Money Can Buy : Corporate Greed on Trial

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  • Copyright: 2011-06-07
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
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Winner of the Gene Roberts Book Award.Big business has been responsible for many recent events: lost jobs, bailouts costing the American taxpayers millions of dollars, and an epic recession. However, these recent events are nothing new in how big business behaves. Just a few short years ago, 60,000 people died after taking Vioxx and Merck took desperate and extreme actions to cover up this deadly mistake.LikeA Civil Actionand other great, true courtroom dramas that pit tiny Davids against corporate Goliaths,All the Justice Money Can Buyintroduces the world to Mark Lanier, a dynamic and ingenious litigator who went to battle in the courtroom for the American public against the endless stream of Merckrs"s slick and high-stakes defense lawyers. Big money too often equals justice for giant big businesses and Lanier rose up against this legal behemoth and became a courtroom hero to the wronged plaintiffs.Author and investigative journalist Snigdha Prakash was most recently a reporter for NPR, from 1998 to 2007, where she investigated and documented several important chapters in Vioxxrs"s history on NPRrs"s flagship news magazines, "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition." Her work gave her a deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, product liability litigation, and extensive sources.Comprehensively researched and written in lucid and penetrating prose,All the Justice Money Can Buyforces the public to revisit the age old question: What is the true price of justice?

Author Biography

Snigdha Prakash was born and brought up in Delhi, India and has lived in the United States since she came here as an undergraduate. She got her start in journalism as a copy aide at the Washington Post writing for the paper’s local and business sections. She covered the mortgage industry and its biggest players, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, for the American Banker, an independent, daily newspaper, from 1993 to 1998. Most recently, she was a reporter for National Public Radio (NPR) from 1998 to 2007, where she investigated and documented several important chapters in the history of the painkiller Vioxx on NPR’s flagship news magazines, “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition.” In 2009, she was awarded the Gene Roberts Book Award by the Fund for Investigative Journalism. This is her first book.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. vii
The Beginningp. 1
Preparing for Battlep. 37
Opening Statements: The Plaintiffsp. 57
Opening Statements: Merckp. 85
˘The Perfect Goober!÷p. 103
A Company Gone Bad?p. 133
Digging the Hole Deeperp. 155
Defender of the Franchisep. 177
The Plaintiff's Final Witnessp. 203
Merck's Defensep. 219
Closing Argumentsp. 237
The Verdictp. 255
Epiloguep. 279
Endnotesp. 287
About the Authorp. 305
Acknowledgmentsp. 307
Indexp. 311
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