This clip is based on the true court case, Anderson v. Cryovac, Inc., which involved environmental pollution in Woburn, Massachussetts in the 1980s. The case centered on trichloroethylene, a solvent that had contaminated nearby groundwater and seems to have caused fatal cases of leukemia and cancer. In this scene, the plaintiff's attorney goes back and forth with the opposing party to reach a settlement before the trial begins.
Adam examines the population of the Americas on the eve of European voyages of exploration. He also clarifies misconceptions around the living situation of Native American tribes; some lived in organized settlements.
Kramer spilled Java World brand coffee on himself while at the movie theater, and he files a lawsuit against the company for not having strong enough coffee covers. The company tries to settle the lawsuit outside of court, and Kramer is quick to accept the settlement.
Frank reflects on a medical malpractice case in which he was offered a settlement. Upon reflection, he cannot take the settlement and decides to fight for the victim's rights. Frank also realizes that, by not taking the money, he is endangering the health of his suffering law practice.
The German truck lightly taps the back of a Ford Pinto, and it explodes. This clip illustrates the poor design of the Ford Pinto vehicle. Ford Motor Company chose not to fix the Pinto's flaws because it was cheaper to pay for the cost of settlements for deaths, injuries, and vehicle burnouts.