This is the true story of one of the most protracted and bitterly fought battles in American legal history. A young, thrusting lawyer is approached by a group of families who believe themselves to be poisoned by toxic waste dumped near their water supply. Many of their children have died of leukaemia. They want justice. Two of America's largest companies defend the action.
Nine years of tooth-and-nail litigation follow. Millions of dollars are at stake with the lawyer fighting a David and Goliath battle against the huge resources of the large companies. His only hope is a just settlement before bankruptcy or insanity over takes him.