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A Civil Action


"A Civil Action" is a 1998 American drama film directed by Steven Zaillian, starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall, based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Harr. Both the book and the film are based on a true story of a court case about environmental pollution that took place in Woburn, Massachusetts in the 1980s.


"A Civil Action" is a book by Jonathan Harr.

  • language: English Language
  • genres: Non-fiction, Fiction, Sociology, Speculative fiction
  • subjects: Law, Water pollution, Sociology, Woburn
  • copyright: 2005-08-23
  • released on (18 years ago)
  • award:
    • National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction nomination for Jonathan Harr
    • National Book Award for Nonfiction nomination for Jonathan Harr
    • National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, received by Jonathan Harr


"A Civil Action" is a musical album of Danny Elfman, soundtrack.

  • also known as A Civil Action Soundtrack
  • released on (16 years ago)

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Google previewA Law Dictionary and Glossary (1893)

Primarily for the Use of Students, But Adapted Also to the Use of the Profession at Large by J. Kendrick Kinney

Chilis actio: a civil action. Clvilis causa: ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

by Arthur English

A civil action. Actio commodati. In Civil law, an action to enforce the obligation of borrowing or lending. Actio commodati directa. An action brought to recover a thing loaned, and not returned. Actio commodati contraria. Actions ...

Google previewA Dictionary and Digest of the Law of Scotland (1838)

With Short Explanations of the Most Ordinary English Law Terms by William Bell (d.1839)

both in its nature and object, from a mere prosecution ad civilem effectum ; and even although, in the criminal prosecution, the accused may have been acquitted , yet it is still competent for the private party to institute a civil action against him, ...

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