Student at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, India
“Much wants more and loses it all”. Greed is like an unending staircase without any support, which a person keeps on climbing being oblivious to the fact that it may all come crashing one day. People in order to fulfil their own wishes cross their boundaries, however, they forget the fact that what goes around, comes around. The effects of a person's actions, whether good or harmful, are typically felt by that individual. In today’s globalised world, influential and powerful people tend to take leverage of their position and exploit people. They try to find legal loopholes and try a get a way past them. The lawyers also at times try to just make tons of money through lawsuits rather than genuinely ensuring justice is served to their client. This completely fails the main aim of the law. The novel “King of Torts” revolves around an early-age public defender, Clay Carter who lands upon a conspiracy that is too horrific to even think, and immediately found himself in the centre of a complicated case against one of the world's largest corporations, with a massive settlement on the table that would completely transform his life, establishing him as the new king of torts. It is the story of the unexpectedly high rise of the king of torts and his likely downfall. The story talks about mass torts, the dark side of the justice system, the exploitation of the weaker sections, greed and abuse of power and position.
International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 413 - 420DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114833
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