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Grisham Lays Down the Law in 'King of Torts'

John Grisham's new novel The King of Torts takes a savage view of lawyers who live lavishly on huge contingency fees earned by successful lawsuits against corporate defendants. Grisham speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.