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Erin Brockovich Thursday, March 25 7pm @ Cultural Exchange Lounge

posted Mar 22, 2010, 12:25 PM by Angela Shambarger
MOVIE:  Erin Brockovich       
Thursday, March 25          
7pm @ Cultural Exchange

Erin Brockovich is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but
is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit
against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she
successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the
loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy
manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real
estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers
is that the company is trying quietly to buy land that was contaminated by
hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and
illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area. As she
digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that
would involve her law firm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in
American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation.