When 14 year-old Mary Nicks's mother dies on a roller-coaster, Ron Trotter is eager to plead the civil case in person, less for his third of the hefty damages he demands for the orphan's education then because the theme park is defended by his hated rival Lloyd Barrett. However mother Jane Nicks was instable, according to Barrett even suicidal, and diagnosed terminal. Tom Nicholson finds it hard to get admissible evidence that the amusement park's maintenance or the ride's operator Jeremy Pierce are physically to blame. Luther Graves tries a non-litigious way to get at Paganon, the firm which owns the park and has an extremely slick CEO, Michael O'Dell. Mary causes various trouble.
Did You Know?
This episode marks the first civil case of the series. See more
TNT&G's address is 333 South Hope Street in Los Angeles. As Ron and Luther walk back to their office, they enter Bank of America Plaza. 333 South Hope is the address of Bank of America Plaza. See more
Why is Ron on a business show? Why not a network with more viewers? Most jurors don't watch this.
We're not trying to influence the jury. When you're suing a corporation, you try to influence its board through its stock price. Institutional investors and money managers control most of Pagonon's stock. They watch this show. They'll see Ron on TV and might begin to believe that Pagonon is in real legal trouble. So they'll call to start selling off their Pagonon shares. It will only take about a ...