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Burden of Truth is an investigative drama about life-altering legal cases. Fast-rising corporate attorney Joanna Hanley returns to her small hometown of Millwood - a prairie town with an industrial past and uncertain future - to represent a major client in a case against some sick high school girls. She dispatches her case quickly and efficiently, crushing the girls and their small-town lawyer - her former high school classmate Billy Crawford. After winning her case, she discovers the girls are sicker than anyone thought. Otherwise healthy young women have been overcome with uncontrollable twitches and seizures, making life unlivable. They need help. Joanna also realizes she may have unresolved personal business in town. Even though she's a successful partner in a big law firm, she can't ignore the feeling that something in her life is not right. She becomes convinced all the answers she's seeking about her broken life can be found in her old hometown. And if she's going to fix herself, she has to start where it all began - with uncovering all of her family's deepest secrets.
When it's suspected that her big-pharma client's vaccine has caused a mysterious illness affecting a handful of teenaged girls, high-powered attorney, Joanna Hanley, returns to her hometown of Millwood to quickly and quietly settle the case. But when she's forced to go up against an old friend from high school, she begins to second guess the choices she's made along the path to partnership in her father's prestigious big city law firm. A turn in the case reveals that her client is not at fault, but rather than return home with another easy win, Joanna decides to stay and dig into a case she believes could turn into a profitable class action law suit.
Joanna faces questions about her family's departure while attempting to convince the locals that she has switched sides.
Joanna gets a hydrologist to come test the soil so she and Billy can narrow down their list of suspects.
Joanna and Billy believe the steel mill and its owner are responsible for the barrels; Joanna questions everything her father told her.
The sick girls and their families are faced with the mill employees who are worried about losing their jobs.
As threats against Joanna and Billy escalate, Joanna digs her heels in on the case. Relying on the expert testimony of a respected neuropsychologist, Joanna expects he'll prove once and for all that the girls have been poisoned.
Stuck in Millwood without a case and no longer having a firm to return home to, Joanna is at loose ends on what to do next. While she toys with the idea of taking an offer at another firm, Billy works to get their case reinstated without much success.
New leads bring Joanna and Billy to make the horrific discovery of a massive dumpsite on farmland near the school. Joanna's father takes over as lead counsel and it becomes clear that they're running out of time.
With Joanna disqualified and the clock running out on Billy, who'll have to face Joanna's father alone, Joanna must think outside the box if they want to win this.
Using the law to her advantage, Joanna gets herself reinstated on a technicality and plays her trump card. When it isn't enough to elicit a settlement offer, Joanna makes things personal.
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