- 700,000 claimants join the opt-in class action lawsuit against BHP over the 2015 Brazil mining disaster.
- Claimants seek damages up to £36bn for the collapse of the Fundão tailings dam, which killed 19 people and polluted hundreds of kilometres of waterways.
- Lawyers stand to earn up to 30% of the settlement if successful.
- Procedural hearing scheduled for this month, with a trial set to start in April 2024.
- BHP denies the claims and argues the existing Renova Foundation already covers the compensation matters.
BHP damages case grows to 700,000 claimants seeking up to £36bn
The 2015 Brazil mining disaster lawsuit against BHP has grown to 700,000 claimants seeking £36bn in damages. Procedural hearing scheduled for this month.