In 1991, struggling single mother, ERIN BROCKOVICH ELLIS, was working at a local law firm, Masry and Vititoe, when she came across some curious medical records on a case. Erin decided to look into the matter, and her investigation unearthed proof that toxic leakage from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company had been endangering the lives of many living nearby. In 1996, resulting from the largest direct action lawsuit of its kind, spearheaded by Erin Brockovich and Masry, the utility was ordered to make the largest legal settlement in U.S. history.
Erin now serves as Director of Environmental Research for Masry and Vititoe, and her story has been dramatized in the box office success, "Erin Brockovich," starring Julia Roberts.
NOTE: Bio is as it appeared in the Forum playbill for "Anatomy of Power" on October 11, 2002..
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