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Resource ID: #13018
Subject: Courts
Source: Houston Press
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The Houston Press investigates the landmark lawsuit filed in Houston in December of 1988. The mass-action suit alleged that for 35 years the Hoechst Celanese Corporation, the world's largest chemical company, had been poisoning the air, water and soil around its plant in Pampa, a town about 50 miles east of Amarillo. After the plaintiffs attorneys abruptly settled the six year old case for $25 million, in which the plaintiffs were told that they were due anywhere from $500 million to $1.5 billion, many of the attorney's former clients filed fraud and malpractices suits against them. The Houston Press finds that the truth is just beginning to unfold. (April 20 - 16, 1995)

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