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Michael Joyce 2/11/08 21813333 A Civil Action After reading Mark Galanter’s article “Why the ‘Haves’ Come Out Ahead: Speculations on the Limits of Legal Change” and watching the film “A Civil Action”, it is clear that the ‘haves’ come out ahead of the ‘have nots’. In this film, John Travolta is the ‘have not’ or the ‘one-shotter’. Most cases in personal injury law aren’t even taken to trial; they are settled outside of court. Even though he is a personal injury attorney, Travolta’s law education is not specialized in civil suits against big name companies, but instead tailored to individuals and their injuries. His experience is in settlements. In the opening scene of the film he uses his experience while he is still in the ‘have’ role of a personal injury case by making the jury pity the plaintiff by adjusting his headrest and wiping his face and treating him with extra care to make them realize what a bad situation he is in to get the defendant to offer a settlement.
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