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A Civil Action part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Poignant book about the contamination of Woburn municipal wells G and H and the lawsuit alleging that the prolonged consumption of the contaminated groundwater by W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods led to ...

Resource Type: References
Topics: Federal Trial, Legal System, Woburn:Water Supply, Health/Cancer Studies, Wells, Pollution Sources

Galileo's Revenge - Junk Science in the Courtroom part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Lengthy opinions describing the weaknesses of the American legal system, especially the use of expert witnesses that are not experts. Interesting reading.

Resource Type: References
Topics: Federal Trial, Legal System:Expert Testimony

Trial courts and practice part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Professional article describing the purpose and philosophy of jury trials (as opposed to bench trials). Very good background material for a term paper.

Resource Type: References
Topics: Federal Trial, Legal System:Jury Trials

Phase II Groundwater Investigation, J. J. Riley Site Woburn, Massachusetts part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Very early field investigation of the Riley 15-acre property requested by the attorneys representing Beatrice in the federal trial.

Resource Type: Federal Trial Documents, References
Topics: Federal Trial, Woburn:Wells G and H Superfund Site, Hydrogeology

Models in the courtroom part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article provides background information about the societal and technical aspects of the famous 'A Civil Action' trial. It also proposes that the steps involved in constructing a predictive ...

Resource Type: References
Topics: Federal Trial, Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Legal System, Woburn:Wells G and H Superfund Site

A Documentary Companion to A Civil Action part of SERC Print Resource Collection
A textbook for use in law schools that uses the famous 'A Civil Action' as the focal point for writing and preparing legal arguments and documents. Written by two professors at the College of Law at ...

Resource Type: Photos, References, Federal Trial Documents
Topics: Legal System, Federal Trial, People:Judge, Attorneys

A view from the bench: practical perspectives on juries part of SERC Print Resource Collection
A professional article written by a judge about the advantages and disadvantages of jury trials, the attributes that a jury brings to their task, and the reasons why a bench trial may not be a better ...

Resource Type: References
Topics: Federal Trial, Legal System

Riley Tannery (Details)
Riley Tannery buildings, 15-acre property in background along river: a 461 by 619 pixel JPEG
Resource Type: Photos
Topics: Woburn:Wells G and H Superfund Site, Federal Trial, Pollution Sources, People:Defendants


Monitoring wells at Debris Pile E (Details)
Monitoring wells drilled at site of Debris Pile E contained BIG concentrations of TCE: a 500 by 750 pixel JPEG
Resource Type: Photos
Topics: Federal Trial, Woburn:Wells G and H Superfund Site, Pollution Sources, Hydrogeology, People:Defendants


Judge Skinner (circa 1986) (Details)
Newspaper photo of Judge Walter J. Skinner: a 3465 by 2492 pixel JPEG
Resource Type: Photos
Topics: Federal Trial, People:Attorneys, People


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