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The Lawyer Top 20 Cases Municipality of Mariana & oths v BHP

The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020 has been revealed and Serle Court is delighted to be included. Municipality of Mariana & oths v BHP, involving Nicholas Harrison and Jonathan McDonagh for the claimants, is a class action filed by SPG Law on behalf of 200,000 people suing BHP Group following the Fundão dam collapse in Brazil in November 2015. The collapse killed 19 people and released c. 40million cubic metres of toxic waste into the Rio Doce, leading to Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster. Several other members of chambers were involved in the pleading stage of this case, which is among the largest group actions ever brought in this country. BHP’s jurisdiction challenge will be heard on 9 June 2020.

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