Set in New York's world of high stakes litigation, Damages follows the lives of Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), the nation's most revered and most reviled litigator, and her bright, ambitious protege Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) as they become embroiled in a class action lawsuit targeting Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson), one of the country's wealthiest CEOs. As Patty battles Frobisher and his attorney, Ellen learns what it takes to win at all costs -- and that lives, not just fortunes, are at stake.
The plot of the series â€“ the New York law firm Hewes & Associates, itâ€™s leader and the best lawyer Patty Hewes and her protÃ©gÃ©e Ellen Parsons. Ellen just graduated the Law Faculty and refuses an assistant attorney in order to work at the law firm Hewes & Associates, which is headed by the infamous Patty Hewes. The TV show displays the progress of the case from the point of view of lawyers, and from the point of view of their opponents. Another important storyline â€“ development of the complex and multifaceted relationship between Patty and Ellen.Read more »
The plot of the second season are environmental case against the coal companies and the events of the California energy crisis in 2001. Scriptwriters consulted a lawyer and a specialist in environmental legislation. In the second season, Patti gets a box of documents from the scientist Daniel Purcell. Scientist asks to protect it from any threats, but Patti first disagrees. When his wife is found dead, Hewes takes on the case. Meanwhile, Ellen thinks that Patty had sent murderers to her, and she starts to cooperate with the FBI â€¦Read more »
In the third season Patty Hewes gets the governmentâ€™s task â€“ finding finance of Louis Tobin. This is a major case â€“ an unprecedented action for fraud on the exchange. Thousands of defrauded investors await justice. Somewhere hidden a lot of money. Several people hunted for Tobinâ€™s money, including Ellen, who works for the district attorney, Patty and lawyer, Leonard Winstone.Read more »
In the 4th season Ellen Parsons and Patty Hewes are caught up in the fight against the private military contractor Howard T. Erikson. He made his fortune in cooperation with the U.S. government to supply the armed forces in Afghanistan. In addition, Ericsson is under the patronage of the highest echelons of power in Washington. Ellen and Patty are trying to expose a corrupt employer and his business in the Middle East.Read more »
In the final fifth season, Patty Hewes and Ellen Parsons finally find out the relationship between them. Ground for disputes becomes Channing McClaren, owner of the site McClarenTruth.org, devoted to government and corporate transparency. Ellen is ready to use any method to win over her former mentor. She hires Kate Franklin, who is familiar with the Pattyâ€™s methods. However, Ellen realizes that Kate can not be trusted. Rutger Simon, the chief lieutenant and gatekeeper for McClaren only adds to the problem. But the time will soon put everything in itâ€™s place â€¦Read more »