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"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 previewThe Encyclopaedia of Pleading and Practice (1898)

Under the Codes and Practice Acts, at Common Law, in Equity and in Criminal Cases

Whether Mandamus Is a Civil or Criminal Action — It It a Civil Action. — A proceeding by mandamus is generally regarded as an action,3 and in most states it is considered a civil action;4 in some other states, however, it is held that mandamus ...

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 previewConcise Dictionary of Environmental Terms (1998)

by Kevin Morris, Joseph Reynolds, Louis Theodore

defendant - the party against whom a civil action is brought, or the accused of a criminal action. [8] deflagration - a surface phenomenon that involves the very rapid burning of the particles of an explosive; it is usually initiated by impact or ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ... (1995)

by Henry Campbell Black

A civil action is a proceeding in a court of justice in which one party, known as the "plaintiff," demands against another party, known as the "defendant," the enforcement or protection of a private right, or the prevention or redress of a private ...

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 previewRace and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic [4 volumes] (2014)

An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic by Charles A. Gallagher, Cameron D. Lippard

Whenever any person has engaged or there are reasonable grounds to believe that any person is about to engage in any act or practice prohibited by section 203, a civil action for preventive relief, including an application for a permanent ...

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