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The Giant Killers

The Giant Killers: Taking On America's Largest Corporations


Robert V. Parenti, World War II veteran, struggles with his conflicts faced in the war and his career as a lawyer, when he teams up with power house trial lawyer, Willie Gary, in a battle bringing corporate America to its knees in nationally known high profile cases against Walt Disney Company, Anheuser-Busch Inc, Motorola Company and Loewen Funeral Homes. Based on true courtroom experiences, this is a fascinating insight into behind-the-scenes strategy and court room drama that led to their unprecedented victories against tenacious foes financed by unlimited resources. The courtroom drama begins when Jeremiah O'Keefe, the owner of a small family owned funeral home business in Mississippi, sought out the services of Gary and Parenti and requested they join him in a battle against the Loewen Group, an international funeral home conglomerate, seeking to monopolize the funeral home business in Mississippi, by engaging in illegal trade practices. Jerry, a World War II decorated Marine pilot, credited with shooting down five Japanese fighters in the early stages of the Pacific war, claimed Loewen, financed by the Asian bankers, was committing illegal trade practices and attempting to corner and monopolize the funeral business in Mississippi and drive him out of business. He was right. Their joining forces and pursuing a suit against the Loewen group led in a stunning victory and a jury verdict of five hundred million dollars. That victory was the first, resulting in a series of subsequent victories, by Gary and Parenti, all related hereafter in riveting detail, with the actual excerpts and transcripts from the trials. It is an example of how racial and cultural barriers are lost when men join together in a common cause in the pursuit of justice. In a closing argument Parenti expresses his faith in the underlying principles of our Country, so long as ultimate power Is insured to rest in U.S. citizens as America's jury.



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  • Format: Paperback
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN-13: 9781439274095
  • ISBN: 1439274096
  • Publication Year: 2010
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