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A Civil Action: Analysis By Alison Tenenbaum In movies, the legal system is very well represented in the criminal sector. The movie A Civil Action provides a different viewpoint of the legal system than most legal dramas do. A Civil Action presents a more realistic and instructive look at the legal system because it represents the world of civil law. Popular media is usually focused on criminal justice, when in actuality a considerable majority of legal cases take place in civil courts. The movie emphasizes the importance of the crucial work that happens outside of the courtroom, such as pretrial investigation, depositions, and settlement negotiations. A Civil Action also has a special focus on the people involved with the process of a class action lawsuit. The characters and their flaws are vital to the plot of the movie. A Civil Action shows the viewer its version of the cost of justice, how justice is pursued in the legal process, and how difficult it is to attain justice in civil court. The beginning of
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2008 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Resselaer during the Spring '08 term at Ithaca College.

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