Edward Starski v. California
Edward Starski has been faced with a prolonged prosecution from a small and corrupt county in California. In summary, Starski has been prosecuted for helping his parents obtain compensation for hospital expenses due to an injury at a hardware store owned by a local corporation. That corporation is managed by several people, including the campaign manager for the District Attorney.
Interest in this case has extended far outside that local community. The case itself has gone through appeals and is used in law textbooks nationwide with people on both sides of the debate. Currently, the case has yet to be resolved having gone through state appeals and is now the subject in federal court.