BHP Gets £5B Suit Over Brazilian Dam Failure Tossed

Law360, London (November 9, 2020, 5:30 PM GMT) -- An English court has thrown out a case brought by a group of more than 200,000 Brazilian individuals and companies against mining giant BHP Group PLC over the collapse of a dam, concluding on Monday that the dispute belongs in Brazil.

The small town of Bento Rodrigues in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, was flooded when the dam burst, obliterating entire villages and contaminating waterways. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) Judge Mark Turner ruled in favor of BHP's jurisdictional challenge to the High Court lawsuit over a dam breach in eastern Brazil in 2015, which killed 19 people and caused the country's worst ever...

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