The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption by Laurence Leamer

Are you concerned about the influence of big money and power in our society today? If so, you’ll want to read “The Price of Justice” by Laurence Leamer and get the true story of how one CEO used his money and power to corrupt the halls of justice in the Supreme Court of West Virginia. This is a non-fiction page turner that will make you burn with righteous indignation at the conniving, cut-throat methods he used.

Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy, is the real life villain in this story. His massive coal company ran roughshod over the competition and the entire state of West Virginia, both the people and the environment. Dare to challenge him and you’ll be branded unpatriotic to West Virginia and very likely watch your life go down the tubes. If he wanted something he wouldn’t stop until he got it. One of his victims, Hugh Caperton, had his small company and life destroyed by Blankenship. Hugh decided to fight back, and with the help of two highly exceptional and motivated lawyers started a 14-year legal battle that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

This story formed the basis of John Grisham’s popular fiction book “The Appeal” and the real life version is every bit as compelling as fiction. So if you like legal thrillers, try the “Price of Justice” for a non-fiction change of pace that may be right up your alley.

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