Brazilian judge suspends Samarco dam disaster civil claim indefinitely

July 18, 2017

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A Brazilian federal judge of the Federal Court of Minas Gerais has for an indefinite time suspended a public civil lawsuit against Samarco Mineração over the miner’s tailings dam collapse in November 2015, the company said on Tuesday.
Vale the world’s largest iron-ore producer, said in a press release that the judge’s decision on Monday did not change the terms of a court decision that extended the deadline for Samarco parent companies Vale and BHP Billiton to negotiate a settlement to October 30.

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