American Lawyer tells the story of the discrimination case of plaintiff Joanne Flynn against defendant banking giant Goldman, Sachs & Co. The jury found in favor of the plaintiff only to have the judge set aside the verdict. "For Goldman, Sachs and its lawyers at longtime outside counsel Sullivan & Cromwell, the verdict had been an unpleasant brush with disaster in a case where the defense seemed to have everything going for it.... So what happened? How did the nine jurors- two of whom say they thought the claim was baseless at the outset, and one of whom says he thought it was 'the silliest case' - confound even their own expectations and find unanimously for the plaintiff?"
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