Brockovich, Erin - Preface

Mr. Masry's office has done an incredible job.
I don't know where he got this stuff,
ferreting out information
for the past several months
that will make your hair stand up on edge.

Walter Lack
January 4, 1994

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) was in trouble. Serious trouble.

Four decades after the world's largest utility started dumping 370 million gallons of cancer-causing chemicals into unlined ponds in Hinkley, California, the company's actions had finally been uncovered. Uncovered by Erin Brockovich (a formerly unemployed, single mother of three working in a California law firm) who wanted to know what medical records had to do with a real-estate file.

http://awesomestories.com/images/user/c09f8e869e.jpg
Erin Brockovich Photo, online courtesy Wikimedia Commons 

What she uncovered led to the biggest settlement on record for a civil class-action lawsuit.

 

0 Question or Comment?
click to read or comment
1 Questions 2 Ponder
click to read and respond
0 It’s Awesome!
vote for your favorite

Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 3563 stories created

Original Release: Mar 01, 2000

Updated Last Revision: Apr 27, 2015


To cite this story (For MLA citation guidance see easybib or OWL ):

"Brockovich, Erin" AwesomeStories.com. Publication Date. Date of Access.
       <http://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Brockovich-Erin>.
Awesome Stories Silver or Gold Membership Required
Awesome Stories Silver or Gold Membership Required
Show tooltips