Video Analysis – A Civil Action

ASSIGNMENT: After watching the video “A Civil Action” identify three of the most unethical people and or organizations. Write an essay in which you analyze each of the three including why you selected them, what they did which you deemed unethical, the results of their actions, money or results and what should have been done.

You are to also identify two entities who/which acted ethically. Tell me what they did and why you consider this ethical.

Please be specific and give examples.

FORMAT: 2 -3 pages single-spaced – no shorter (approximately four to six pages double spaced) – using Arial 10 or Times (I prefer double spaced)

New Roman 11

ASSUMPTIONS: you may make realistic assumptions to provide further detail to your analysis. You should also consider including ethical principles such as Utilitarianisms, rights, justice and or care.

COVER ALL SIDES: Present a careful and thorough analysis of the ethics or lack of ethics.

Most good essays will have 5-6 paragraphs:

1.Introduction to your paper and subjects for discussion

2.Paragraph for each selected entity including what, why, etc., and specific examples

3.Summary paragraph


(1) Thinking: well-organized essay with clear transitions, easy to read;

good logical flow, with each point following from the last; intelligent

content/analysis with no fluff or repetition;

(2) Writing: easy-to-read, short sentences, making clear transitions from

one point to the next / one paragraph to the next; correct grammar, punctuation;

use of exactly the right words – including prepositions, conjunctions, and longer

words and phrases.