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    Erin Brockovich Case

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    Erin Brockovich was successful in her lawsuit against the people of Hinkley verses Pacific Gas and Electric also known as PG and E. Between the years of 1952 to 1966 an outbreak of Chromium 6 was polluting the water in Hinkley. However, the people of Hinkley were unaware of what harm could be done by this substance. Many families and individuals who lived close to the company that produced the Chromium 6 had been experiencing illnesses that where caused by the chemical they had been consuming. The people of Hinkley did not know how they were getting sick, they thought it was just happening but, the chromium 6 was causing majority if not all the illnesses such as liver failure, chronic nose bleeds, heart failure, cancer, reproductive failure…

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    My history day project is on, Erin Brockovich's encounter with Hinkley, California's water contamination due to the PG&E corporation. Brockovich encountered legal files which led her to explore cases in the same area. Soon enough, she had discovered the severity of the case at hand. Even in the face of adversity, Erin Brockovich never gave up in order to get justice for the small town in California. With this project I will prove how Erin Brockovich's research changed this town and PG&E…

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    “Erin Brochovich” This film was based on a true story about a brave woman trying to make an independent living while raising her children and fighting for a community. The movie is about a single mother who is struggling to make a living for herself and her children. She was involved in a terrible automobile accident that left her unemployed and searching for financial income. She becomes connected with attorney Mr. Ed Masry who is representing her, but she ends up losing the case. So she…

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    Introduction The movie titled “Erin Brockovich” was based on a true story and real person. In the movie we saw different health determinants. Health determinants are the variation of personal, social, economic, and environmental factors that can influence our health status. The main character Erin Brockovich is a single mother that raising three kids, she is undergraduate and unemployed. She was looking for a job until she got hired by a lawyer and start working as a clerk. Erin and the lawyer…

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    In the movie, Erin Brockovich, Erin is portrayed as a determined, self-sacrificing, compassion and empathy character. Throughout the movie Erin does what she feels is her duty to get what hundreds of people deserve while sacrificing time away from her children. Erin Brockovich is a single mother of three kids that finds herself having a hard time getting a job. After Erin was involved in a car accident, which she wasn’t at fault, she begs her attorney, Ed Masry, to hire her at his law firm…

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    Sociology is defined as the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society. Today, countless movies have been created that strongly depicts how sociology is seen in society. One such movie that clearly illustrates sociological perspectives is Erin Brockovich. This movie was based on a true story that describes one woman’s will to fight for the injustice brought to the common people of Hinkley, California. Erin Brockovich was an uneducated jobless mother of three young…

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    Externalities affect parties who did not choose to participate in the original transaction. There can be both positive and negative externalities. What first comes to mind as a negative externality is pollution and damage to the environment from say a production plant, dangerous chemicals getting into the water or air. The people who live around the plant or factory have to drink the water or breathe the air that is now polluted. This can lead to expensive to treat and medically severe…

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    Ethics In Erin Brockovich

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    the movie Erin Brockovich, the main character Erin struggles from financial instability as she is unemployed leaving her with no money to take care of her children. However, gaining back her financial stability turns out to be more involved than just getting a job as her personality forces her to make commitments beyond her clerical position. Erin sees herself as “smart and hardworking” person to whom life has not been particularly kind. Although she is willing to blame others for some of her…

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    1. Personal conviction translates into action because when you strongly believe in something, you are more likely to take action due to your passion for it. For example, Erin personally connected with the residents of Hinkley and this fueled her decision to take action against PG&E in order to help the residents. In the movie, Erin first met Donna, a Hinkley resident, to inquire about her PG&E medical records. After finding out about Donna’s history of tumors, as well as PG&E’s claim that the…

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    Soderbegh’s “Erin Brockovich”, based on the autobiography of herself and her involvement in arguably one of the biggest direct-case action lawsuits in the United States. Despite a lack of formal education and law experience, Brockovich proves to be the key element to winning a plaintiff case against multi-billon dollar industry, Pacific Gas and Energy (PG&E). Despite law being recognized as a tool to provide ultimate justice, it often serves to silence others. In this film, PG&E ultimately…

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