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08 May 2019 | 08:12

BHP to defend Samarco claim in the UK

BHP confirmed that a lawsuit had been filed in the UK against the company in relation to the 2015 Samarco dam failure.

Media reports estimated the claim at $5.0 billion, which would be largest group action to be heard in England, and was served on BHP on Tuesday.

BHP said it intended to defend itself against the proceedings.

At 8:12am: (LON:BHP) share price was +2.9p at 1767.7p

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