Mining group faces UK’s largest ever opt-in class action lawsuit over 2015 Brazil disaster.
A compensation case against BHP over a 2015 mining disaster in Brazil has expanded to 700,000 claimants seeking damages of up to £36bn, making it the largest opt-in class action lawsuit ever brought in the UK.
The case relates to the collapse of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco Mariana mine complex in the state of Minas Gerais, which killed 19 people and released 40mn cubic metres of tailings that polluted hundreds of kilometres of waterways. The Brazilian claimants are seeking compensation for alleged damage to their homes and livelihoods.
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Published on May 24, 2023 by CORLA