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Billion-Dollar Suit Against Vale, BHP Dismissed in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian mining giant, Vale, announced on Monday that a twenty billion reais (US$5.7 billion) civil suit filed against Samarco, Vale and BHP for the dam accident in Mariana, Minas Gerais in November of 2015 has been dismissed. Thousands of other civil suits, however, have been filed against the three companies due to the mining accident.

“Vale informs that the public civil action filed at 5ª Vara Federal of Rio de Janeiro by Sohumana Sociedade Humanitária Nacional against Samarco Mineração S.A. and its shareholders, BHP Billiton . . .

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