For each of the following questions, arrange the sentences A, B, C, and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence with sentence 1 and sentence 6 as the starting sentence and the concluding sentence respectively.
(1) By the end of the decade, the handful of companies that had once manufactured and sold silicone breast implants were in a bad shape.
A- For more than a year, they had been ensnared in a web of litigation that showed no signs of loosening, as plaintiff lawyers around the country filed lawsuits claiming that the implants caused autoimmune disease in women.
B- Just months before, another company, also facing thousands of lawsuits, lost the very first case it attempted to fight.
C- The jury in this case was persuaded to award the plaintiff an almost unbelievable $25 million in damages.
D- The number of lawsuits aimed at the largest company was fast approaching 10,000.
(6) The verdict had created frenzy as lawyers rushed to join what appeared to be a litigation gold rush.