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Some accuse plucky Beverly lawyer of uncivil actions

Attorney Jan R. Schlichtmann, at his office in Beverly, said he prefers to resolve disputes through negotiation, instead of litigation. Attorney Jan R. Schlichtmann, at his office in Beverly, said he prefers to resolve disputes through negotiation, instead of litigation. (Dina Rudick/ Globe Staff)
By Jonathan Saltzman
Globe Staff / July 6, 2009

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BEVERLY - It has been 14 years since lawyer Jan R. Schlichtmann of Beverly rocketed to fame as a result of “A Civil Action,’’ the best-selling book made into a movie starring John Travolta that chronicled Schlichtmann’s nine-year legal battle against companies accused of leaking contaminants into drinking wells in Woburn. (Full article: 1096 words)

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