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Date & Time: Thursday 17:00 – 18:30 Date & Time: Thursday 17:00 – 18:30 Doors close at 17:00, late comers may enter once 15 minutes after the lesson starts Doors close at 17:00, late comers may enter once 15 minutes after the lesson starts NO CELLPHONES!! Any form of usage is prohibited: turned off, in the bag NO CELLPHONES!! Any form of usage is prohibited: turned off, in the bag Phone usage penalty: leave the lesson Phone usage penalty: leave the lesson In & out during the lesson is prohibited In & out during the lesson is prohibited Be civil to yourselves and others Be civil to yourselves and others
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Courts often order companies to pay huge settlements to those who have been wronged. However, there are many cases where lawyers benefit more than those they are representing. For example, in a class action suit against a computer retailer lawyers received nearly $6 million while those they represented received less than $15 each. And in a class action suit against a cereal company lawyers received $2 million while the class members received a coupon for more cereal. Despite these examples class action lawsuits remain a necessary tool of the American justice system.
1. look at these groups of four words. Three of them are related according to information in the story. Circle the one word that does not belong. 1. a)jury b)court c)verdict d)consumer 2. a)lawsuit b)lawyer c)juice d) class action 3. a)homeowners b)consumers c)patients d)the media 4. a)justice b)toxic spills c)pollution d)unsafe workplace
Complete the sentence with the phrase that best explains what happened in the story. 1. A woman in Texas became a widow because A. she killed her husband with medication. B. her husband died as a result of taking Vioxx. C. her husband was a lawyer. D. she won a class-action lawsuit.
2. People might file a class action lawsuit because A. they want to earn money. B. consumers have the right to go to court. C. their neighborhood was polluted. D. they don’t want to get sued. 3. A suit was filed against tobacco companies because A. they stopped producing enough cigarettes. B. they were wealthy corporations. C. doctors recommended it. D. smokers and their families filed it.
4. Lawyers benefit most from class action lawsuits when A. they earn more than the people they represent. B. the courts pay them directly. C. they sue the justice system. D. courts rule against their clients.
The plaintiff in a court case is the person or group that launches a lawsuit. The defendant is the person or group being defended in court. Based on those definitions, place the plaintiffs and defendants in the proper columns. A. tobacco smokers/ tobacco companies Plaintiffsdefendants B. medical doctor/ medical patient Defendants plaintiffs C. computer retailers / computer buyers Defendants plaintiffs
Write a question using information from the story that would have the following answers: 1. Over 250 million dollars. How much money did the drug company pay the widow from Texas? 2. A lawsuit in which one or a number of persons sue on behalf of a larger group of persons What is a class action lawsuit? 3. Tobacco companies. Who was the defendant in the largest class action lawsuits?
4. There are many cases where lawyers benefit more than those they were representing. What could be bad about class action lawsuits? 5. A coupon for cereal. What did the class members got from the lawsuit against the cereal company?
Put a check mark beside things that might cause a group to launch a class action Oil spill lost package police corruption Company closuretrain crash Slow restaurant service Faulty product design Late pizza delivery
English language words with two or more syllables have a strong stress or “emphasis” on one of the syllables. Underline the syllable in the following words that is stressed when the word is spoken Example: library 1. painkiller 2. corporation 3. pollution 4. representing 5. tobacco 6. examples