Original article by Ben Butler, Matt Chambers
The Australian – Page: 17 & 20 : 4-Oct-18
Law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery has filed a class action against BHP Billiton on behalf of the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association. The US pension fund alleges that the value of its stake in BHP fell sharply after the miner’s shares were heavily sold down in the wake of the Samarco iron ore tailings dam collapse in November 2015. BHP is already subject to two Australian lawsuits over the disaster. Meanwhile, prosecutors in Brazil’s state of Minas Gerais are believed to be poised to announce the settlement of a civil claim against BHP and Vale.
BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, LOS ANGELES COUNTY EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION, JOHNSON WINTER AND SLATTERY, VALE SA, MAURICE BLACKBURN PTY LTD, PHI FINNEY McDONALD PTY LTD, FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA, SAMARCO MINERACAO SA