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.
This get’s dumped.
We’re three lawyers they’re three hundred.
What I wanted was an apology.
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