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High Court shuts down BHP move to block access to class action,

The High Court of Australia has today unanimously dismissed BHP’s attempt to block shareholders who are not resident in Australia from participating in a class action against the company. More

BHP loses bid to limit claims in dam disaster,

Mining giant BHP has lost a legal bid to restrict non-Australian shareholders and those who hold their interest through foreign exchanges from joining a class action lawsuit in Australia’s Federal Court over the deadly Samarco dam collapse in 2015. More

BHP faces beefed up class action over Samarco disaster,

BHP is facing the prospect of a seriously a beefed-up class action over its Samarco dam collapse after a court ruled two class actions against the miner should be combined. More

‘Profit before people’: mining giants in the dock,

Exclusive | BHP DAM DISASTER Senior executives working for mining giants BHP and Vale were aware of significant problems at their jointly owned Samarco dam years before it burst, causing one of Brazil’s worst environmental disasters, court documents allege. More

BHP action whittled down to one,

Boutique law firm Phi Finney McDonald has beaten two other law firms vying for the right to run a shareholder class action against BHP over the Samarco dam disaster. Federal Court judge Mark Moshinsky this morning ruled that Phi Finney McDonald’s case should go ahead and sta... More

Firm wins right to pursue class action over disaster,

LAW firm Phi Finney McDonald has won the right to pursue a shareholder class action against BHP related to the Samarco dam catastrophe, beating two other firms. More

BHP has agreed to pay $US50 million to settle a US class action on the Samarco dam disaster,

The Australian lawyers running class actions against BHP Billiton over the Samarco dam disaster say their arguments have been “vindicated” by the miner’s offer to settle a US class action over the tragedy, and warned that losses suffered by members of the A... More

BHP wants class action delayed,

Federal Court BHP Billiton will seek to have an Australian class action into the Samarco dam disaster delayed in a bid to avoid prejudicing homicide charges laid against current and former executives in Brazil. More

Mining Giant BHP faces class action suit over Samarco disaster in Brazil,

BHP Billiton is facing the threat of a class action suit in Australia over the Samarco mining disaster in Brazil, which knocked an estimated A$25bn (£14bn) off its market value in the course of a month. More