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Hog trial drama: Defense attorney invokes Clint Eastwood, implies plaintiffs are liars in closing argument

BY: - December 7, 2018

Midway through Robert Thaxton’s closing arguments in the recent hog nuisance trial, the attorney for Smithfield Foods displayed a photo of a movie poster for Pale Rider, a 1985 Western starring Clint Eastwood. In the film, a mysterious justice-seeking preacher played by Eastwood tries...