This movie was about families that lost their children to leukemia that was cause by chemicals and toxins in the water system. One mother, Anne Anderson, decided to reach out to a lawyer, Jan Schlictmann, to help her with this case. At first Jan was hesitant because it was a different kind of case than what he was used to but after meeting all the families that have lost children due to the water, he decided to take on the case. The two companies that were questioned for releasing chemicals were Beatrice and W. R. Grace. They both tried to settle so that they wouldn't go to court, but then Jan decided that the prices they were naming weren't good enough for the families who, from the start, just wanted an apology from the two companies. They went through the process of a trial. Both companies tried to settle so that the trial would end and so they wouldn't have to owe more money but Jan wasn't satisfied. The trial was long and slow so the judge was persuaded by Jerome Facher, a lawyer from Beatrice, to ask the jury a series of difficult questions to answer and they couldn't because even Jan had problems understanding the questions because no one would no the answers. The jury found Beatrice not guilty and found W. R. Grace guilty. Jan went to the families with the money he was given in settlement and they were disappointed because they didn't get the apology they wanted.