If you have never been involved with a lawsuit, but think you want to be:
- watch this 3:47 long, 1998 movie clip to A Civil Action, then
- buy the movie and watch it 3 times, and then.
- buy the book and read it very carefully.
I have been sued twice in my life because I talked about my franchise experiences. But libel chill is nothing new in franchising. It’s just a cost of doing keeping the ovens firing.
You will achieve as much justice as you can buy in relation to your opponent. My first franchise defense lawyer said it was the most accurate portrayal of a modern lawsuit that he had ever seen.
I don’t seem to recall any attorney falling asleep during trial, though.