George Louis Costanza was one of the four main characters on Seinfeld, played by Jason Alexander. He sometimes lives with his parents, Estelle and Frank Costanza, a bitter couple who are as neurotic as their son.Chances are George's personality traits of being bitter, miserly, selfish, greedy and dishonest come from his childhood background.
Magna cum laude, Harvard, 1977, a "government major." J. Hailed for recall of company facts and ticker symbols, plus sense of humor; accused by Barron's and Henry Blodget of delivering subpar returns for those who follow advice.Civil Procedure / Trial Advocacy Contract Law Corporate Law Criminal Law/Death Penalty Defamation Law Environmental Law Expropriation Law Family Law Human Rights Intellectual Property Judges Juries Law School Life / Practice of Law Military Law Miscellaneous Property Law Wills & Estates A Civil Action (1998). A well told story based on Jonathan Harr's book of a true story involving a class action lawsuit against environmental polluters that involves multiple ups and downs including the potential bankruptcy of the lawyer (played by John Travolta) handling the case. He is the liberal plaintiff's lawyer, representing the underdog, she is a corporate type, acting for the defendant. Starring Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. An unlikely scenario where father and daughter act on opposite sides on a products liability case involving cars that explode. Fairly typically Hollywood portrayal of lawyers and the legal system and the ethical dilemmas facing criminal lawyers. This modern remake of the 1934 "classic" recounts the story of a young girl who questions the existence of Santa Clause. I say "appears" since I have not yet seen it, and although it is on Netflix Canada (after what appeared to be a very limited theatrical release), it hovers only in the 7% approval rating range on Rotten Tomatoes so I will eventually try to watch it. Aside from the litigation issues itself, there are stories of legal intrigue relating to private equity investment and the role played by Sean Parker of Napster fame (played by Justin Timberlake). By focusing on the disproportionate amount of African-Americans (and other people of color) in US jails, the film discusses US history following the abolishment of slavery and the extent to which the exception in the 13th amendment for "punishment for crime" has substituted the initial form of abolished slavery into one that has seen Jim Crow laws, segregation, and mass incarceration as a new form of slavery. Courtroom drama involving rape victim Sarah Tobias (played by Jody Foster) who at times seems to be the one on trial. Tells the true story of Bette Ann Waters, a single mother whose brother was (as it turns out) wrongfully convicted of murder. It appears to have been a TV movie starring Henry Fonda playing Clarence Gideon based on the true story of a Florida convict who seeks the right to have counsel appointed. This documentary tells the story of the criminal prosecution in the Philippines of Paco and six other young men for the alleged rape and murder of two women. Tells the true story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's wrongful imprisonment on murder charges and the efforts made by his lawyers to free him from prison. Carter was an Executive Director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted, an organization based, in part, out of Toronto. This documentary, directed by Justin Webster, tells the story of Rodrigo Rosenberg, a Guatemalan lawyer, who predicted his own murder, suggesting by video that if he was found murdered that he was killed by the President. Loosely based on the true story of the 1925 "Scopes monkey trial" involving the prosecution of a teacher for teaching Darwin's theories of evolution. Read the original New York Times review here.(2011). The third and final documentary in this alleged wrongful conviction of the West Memphis Three that documents a more recent appeal based on new DNA evidence and other facts not previously available. Based on the novel by Scott Turow, Harrison Ford plays the character of D. Rusty Sabich, who finds himself accused of the murder of his former girlfriend. This drama appears to involve a pharmaceutical executive caught up in blackmail and a class action lawsuit, as per its Wikipedia entry. A dramatization of the John Grisham novel that tells the story of a young lawyer (played by Damon) who teams up with a grizzled veteran (played by De Vito) to take a case against an insurance company that is denying medical coverage for a dying boy. This dramatization of the early days in the history of Facebook is told largely through flashbacks from examination for discovery transcripts related to lawsuits between the founders of Facebook, including Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg). Based on the classic novel by Franz Kafka, it tells the nightmarish story of Josef K who is arrested one morning and put on trial despite never really knowing what the charges are. issues of intellectual property, and issues of privacy law.13th. This documentary, nominated for best documentary in 2016 by the Academy Awards and by the same film-maker of Selma, takes its title from the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution, which abolished slavery. What the journalist does next is stupid (in allowing himself to be framed for murder in order to see if the D. Joe Mantegna plays the prosecutor; Willem Dafoe plays her lawyer. Based on John Grisham's novel, the story of a young lawyer who defends his racist grandfather who is on death row for murdering two Jewish boys. Orson Welles stars as a defence lawyer in what IMDB describes as: Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case. James Mc Avoy plays the young lawyer assigned to defend Mary Surratt (played by Robin Wright), the mother of the alleged co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, arrested for failing to provide the location of her son. Directed by Tony Goldwyn and starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. Based on the true story of an Australian mother who is charged for the murder of her daughter despite her claim that a dingo stole her baby from their tent. The prosecution is of a wealthy businessman, played by Anthony Hopkins. To avoid any spoiler alerts, I wont say anything more. Alec Baldwin plays the prosecutor who brings charges years after the murder with the support of Everss spouse, played by Whoopi Goldberg. Gideons Trumpet (1980): This is one I dont recall seeing. Lots of good laughs as the Pesci character brings his "northern" street smarts to the South. The movie raises doubts about the guilt of the accused and the criminal justice system in general. The movie raises doubts about the guilt of the accused and the criminal justice system in general. It is noted in some episodes that he can even beat a lie-detector test.