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How small shrimpers in Texas beat a giant polluting corporation just in time for the holidays.
It's good to have a happy-ending story for the holidays -- one that's not sugar-plum sappy, but genuinely uplifting.
It "feels like justice," said fourth-generation Texas shrimper Diane Wilson in early December, when a federal district judge okayed a $50 million settlement against Formosa Plastics Corporation.
Judge Kenneth Hoyt, a Ronald Reagan appointee, had previously ruled that the huge Taiwan conglomerate's violations of America's Clean Water Act were "extensive, historical, and repetitive."