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1. 7:00-8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2018
“That particular case revolutionized people’s thinking about all the toxic things they are exposed to. Then all of a sudden, people started to understand it and that’s had far-reaching effects clear up through today”
While Thomas Girardi has garnered many $1 million+ verdicts, including high profile cases against Lockheed Martin, Merck and the L.A. Dodgers, he is perhaps best known for the case against Pacific Gas & Electric Company, where he successfully defended 650 residents of Hinkley, California who blamed increased incidents of cancer and other diseases on contaminated water leaked from a gas pumping station. Pacific Gas & Electric Company ultimately paid the Hinkley residents $460 million. This case was inspiration for the movie Erin Brockovich.
2. 7:00-8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018
“….. Caragh and I are proud to be part of the best legal and judicial system in the world that enables the would be powerless to stand up against the most powerful interests.”
Working with Congress, the State Department and victim’s families, Thomas Fortune Fay pioneered the use of US Civil litigation to recover billions of dollars for victims of state-sponsored terrorism. He was also instrumental in developing legislation, which has been upheld by the Supreme Court, allowing plaintiffs to be compensated by countries who sponsor terrorism, including Iran and Saudi Arabia.
3. 7:00-8:30 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018
“Most of the wrongdoing occurred long before the fire. It all came down to money. When no value is attributed to safety, disaster can happen.”
John Barylick won national recognition as the attorney who represented victims, in wrongful death and personal injury cases, arising from the Station nightclub fire, on February 20, 2003, in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The fire killed 100 people and injured 230 more. It was the fourth-deadliest nightclub fire in US history. Barylick represented more than 50 families of people who were killed or injured in the fire. His work was instrumental in amassing $176 million in settlements from persons and corporations responsible for the fire.