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Ari & I: May 15, 2001

Ari & I: May 15, 2001

Russell Mokhiber

Mokhiber: Ari, in 1998, a jury in San Antonio ordered Diamond Shamrock refinery corporation to pay a widow, Donna Hall, $42 million for the death of her husband at the refinery. The jury thought that this was a way to punish the company for knowingly using unsafe equipment.

Governor Bush at the time pushed a tort reform law that limited that award to $200,000.

Last year, President Bush took $5,000 from Diamond Shamrock's political action committee.

Two questions.