Movie Quotes from Civil Action, A: Quotes from the movie Civil Action, A

[Tagline] Justice has its price.

–What’s your take?
–They’ll see the truth.

…A dead child is worth the least of them all.

A dead plaintiff is rarely worth as much as a living, married person…

Do me a favor…Shut the fuck up.

Eight kids are dead, Jerry.

I don’t run away from bullies.

I got two tickets.

I have heard enough.

I’m not a rat.

If you’re going to knock a guy down, make sure he doesn’t get up again.

it is not about what you know it is about what you can prove.

It was fate.

It’s like this…. A dead plaintiff is rarely worth more than a living severely-maimed plaintiff. However, if it’s a long slow agonizing death as opposed to a quick drowning or car wreck, the value can rise considerably. A dead adult in his 20s is generally worth less than one who is middle aged. A dead woman less than a dead man. A single adult less than one who’s married. Black less than white. Poor less than rich. The perfect victim is a white male professional, 40 years old, at the height of his earning power, struck down at his prime. And the most imperfect, well in the calculus of personal injury law, a dead child is worth the least of all

It’s my plan!

Lawsuits are war. And they begin the same way. With a declaration of
war: the complaint.

Motion to dismiss is based on?

Never, ever ask the witness ‘why?’

Now the single greatest liability a lawyer can have is pride. Pride… Pride has lost more cases than lousy evidence, idiot witnesses and a hanging judge all put together. There is absolutely no place in a courtroom for pride.

Out of the 780,000 cases filed every year, only 12,000 or one-and-a-half percent reach a verdict.

Rule 11.

This get’s dumped.

We’re three lawyers they’re three hundred.

What I wanted was an apology.

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